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.
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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