covenanter

[kuhv-uh-nuh n-ter; for 2 also Scot. kuhv-uh-nan-ter]
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noun

a person who makes a covenant.
(initial capital letter) Scottish History. a person who, by solemn agreement, pledged to uphold Presbyterianism, especially an adherent of the National Covenant or the Solemn League and Covenant.

Nearby words

  1. coven,
  2. covenant,
  3. covenant of the league of nations,
  4. covenant of warranty,
  5. covenantee,
  6. covenanters,
  7. covenantor,
  8. covent,
  9. covent garden,
  10. coventry

Origin of covenanter

First recorded in 1630–40; covenant + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for covenanter

Covenanter

noun

a person upholding the National Covenant of 1638 or the Solemn League and Covenant of 1643 between Scotland and England to establish and defend Presbyterianism
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