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  1. law a conspiracy between two or more persons to act to the detriment or injury of another
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Word Origin

C14: from Old French; see coven, convene
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Historical Examples

  • Actions popular were not allowed to be eluded by fraud or covin.

    The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part C.

    David Hume

  • So no more information was given of the spirits of the Covin.

    Witch Stories

    E. Lynn (Elizabeth Lynn) Linton

  • You know as well as I do that the brakeman takes on five boxes of lunch at Covin.

    American Adventures

    Julian Street

  • John Young was the officer of her covin, and the number composing it was thirteen.

    Witch Stories

    E. Lynn (Elizabeth Lynn) Linton

  • Shall I, an innocent proprietor, be mulcted of my right by thy fraud and covin?