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[kuhv-uh-nuh n-ter] /ˈkʌv ə nən tər/
noun, Law.
the party who is to perform the obligation expressed in a covenant.
Origin of covenantor
First recorded in 1640-50; covenant + -or2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • 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.
  • If, on the other hand, A had won his case B would then have a good cause of action against his covenantor.

British Dictionary definitions for covenantor


a party who makes a promise and who is to perform the obligation expressed in a covenant
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