- the conditional promises made to humanity by God, as revealed in Scripture.
- the agreement between God and the ancient Israelites, in which God promised to protect them if they kept His law and were faithful to Him.
- a formal agreement of legal validity, especially one under seal.
- an early English form of action in suits involving sealed contracts.
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Origin of covenant
OTHER WORDS FROM covenantcov·e·nan·tal [kuhv-uh-nan-tl] /ˌkʌv əˈnæn tl/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for covenanted
The eldership has ever been a tower of strength in the Covenanted Church.
Middleton, the king's commissioner, had dictated to the Covenanted ministers how they should conduct their ministry.
Are the elders of the Covenanted Church worthy of their predecessors?
It was at the time when our father paid us this visit that my marriage and that of Beatrice were covenanted.In Convent Walls|Emily Sarah Holt
It was the work which the Father had given Him, and which He had covenanted to do.Christmas Evans|Paxton Hood
British Dictionary definitions for covenanted (1 of 2)
- an agreement in writing under seal, as to pay a stated annual sum to a charity
- a particular clause in such an agreement, esp in a lease
Derived forms of covenantcovenantal (ˌkʌvəˈnæntəl), adjectivecovenantally, adverb
Word Origin for covenant
British Dictionary definitions for covenanted (2 of 2)
Cultural definitions for covenanted
Literally, a contract. In the Bible (see also Bible), an agreement between God and his people, in which God makes promises to his people and, usually, requires certain conduct from them. In the Old Testament, God made agreements with Noah, Abraham, and Moses. To Noah, he promised that he would never again destroy the Earth with a flood. He promised Abraham that he would become the ancestor of a great nation, provided Abraham went to the place God showed him and sealed the covenant by circumcision of all the males of the nation. To Moses, God said that the Israelites would reach the Promised Land but must obey the Mosaic law. In the New Testament, God promised salvation (see also salvation) to those who believe in Jesus.