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covenantee

[kuhv-uh-nuh n-tee, -nan-]
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noun
  1. a person to whom something is promised in a covenant.
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Origin of covenantee

First recorded in 1640–50; covenant + -ee
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Examples from the Web for covenantee

Historical Examples

  • 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

covenantee

noun
  1. the person to whom the promise in a covenant is made
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