restrictive covenant


noun

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.

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Origin of restrictive covenant

First recorded in 1880–85
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British Dictionary definitions for restrictive covenant

restrictive covenant

noun

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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