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covenanter

[ kuhv-uh-nuhn-ter; for 2 also Scots kuhv-uh-nan-ter ]
/ ˈkʌv ə nən tər; for 2 also Scots ˌkʌv əˈnæn tər /
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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.

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Origin of covenanter

First recorded in 1630–40; covenant + -er1
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Covenanter
/ (ˈkʌvənəntə, ˌkʌvəˈnæntə) /

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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