[ kuhv-uh-nuh n-ter ]
/ ˈkʌv ə nən tər /

noun Law.

the party who is to perform the obligation expressed in a covenant.

Origin of covenantor

First recorded in 1640–50; covenant + -or2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for covenantor

  • If, on the other hand, A had won his case B would then have a good cause of action against his covenantor.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for covenantor



/ (ˈkʌvənəntə) /


a party who makes a promise and who is to perform the obligation expressed in a covenant
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