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(Law) law a conspiracy between two or more persons to act to the detriment or injury of another
[C14: from Old French; see coven, convene]
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Covina number of persons banded together; a combination or union. See also band, confederacy, coven.
Examples: covin of heathen, 1415; of masons and carpenters, 1361; of wicked men, 1374; of witches.
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