covenantee

[ kuhv-uh-nuhn-tee, -nan- ]

noun
  1. a person to whom something is promised in a covenant.

Origin of covenantee

1
First recorded in 1640–50; covenant + -ee

Words Nearby covenantee

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How to use covenantee in a sentence

  • It was held that he could not recover, because he was not privy in estate with the original covenantee.

    The Common Law | Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  • Only privies in estate with the original covenantee can have the benefit of covenants for title.

    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.
  • It has already been shown that covenants for title, like warranties, went only to successors of the original covenantee.

    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.

British Dictionary definitions for covenantee

covenantee

/ (ˌkʌvənənˈtiː) /


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

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