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COVENANT, n. L, to come a coming together a meeting or agreement of minds.

1. A mutual consent or agreement of two or more persons, to do or to forbear some act or thing a contract stipulation. A covenant is created by deed in writing, sealed and executed or it may be implied in the contract.
2. A writing containing the terms of agreement or contract between parties or the clause of agreement in a deed containing the covenant.
3. In theology, the covenant of works, is that implied in the commands, prohibitions, and promises of God the promise of God to man, that mans perfect obedience should entitle him to happiness. This do, and live that do, and die.

The covenant of redemption, is the mutual agreement between the Father and Son, respecting the redemption of sinners by Christ.

The covenant of grace, is that by which God engages to bestow salvation on man, upon the condition that man shall believe in Christ and yield obedience to the terms of the gospel.

4. In church affairs, a solemn agreement between the members of a church, that they will walk together according to the precepts of the gospel, in brotherly affection.

COVENANT, To enter into a formal agreement to stipulate to bind ones self by contract. A covenants with B to convey to him a certain estate. When the terms are expressed ti has for before the thing or price.

They covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver. Matthew 26 .

COVENANT, To grant or promise by covenant.


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Entry for 'Covenant'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/kjd/c/covenant.html.

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