[kuhv-uh-nuh n-ter; for 2 also Scot. kuhv-uh-nan-ter]
- 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.
Origin of covenanter
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Examples from the Web for covenanter
The patriot is a patriot still; and the covenanter is a covenanter still.The Ordinance of Covenanting
The temperament of the Covenanter was of the non-conductor type.Thomas Carlyle
Hector Carsewell Macpherson
For a hypocrite give 154 me a Covenanter, and, of course, the higher they are the cleverer.
Read,” said the Covenanter, “for the writing surely is plain.
Colonel Graham might order the Covenanter to be shot, and that were dreadful enough.
- 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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