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[kuhv-uh-nuh n-tee, -nan-] /ˌkʌv ə nənˈti, -næn-/
a person to whom something is promised in a covenant.
Origin of covenantee
First recorded in 1640-50; covenant + -ee Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Hence the plaintiff must always be privy in estate with the covenantee.

    The Common Law Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  • The assign, as in warranty, came in under the old covenant with the first covenantee, not by any new right of his own.

    The Common Law Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  • If the covenant was to be approached from the side of contract, the heir was party to it as representing the covenantee.

    The Common Law Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  • Some have supposed this privity to be tenure; some, an interest of the covenantee in the land of the covenantor; and so on.

    The Common Law Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  • When such a covenant is made, the legal estate in the land passes at once to the covenantee under the statute.

British Dictionary definitions for covenantee


the person to whom the promise in a covenant is made
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