a covenant with a clause that restricts the action of any party to it, especially an agreement among property owners not to sell to members of particular minority groups.
That vs. WhichTo understand when to use that vs. which, it’s important to keep in mind the difference between and restrictive and nonrestrictive clauses. In formal American English, that is used in restrictive clauses, and which in used in nonrestrictive clauses. A restrictive clause contains information that limits the meaning of the thing being talked about. For example, in the sentence “Any book that you like must …
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Origin of restrictive covenant
First recorded in 1880–85
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law a covenant imposing a restriction on the use of land for the purpose of preserving the enjoyment or value of adjoining land
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