covenant covenant  /ˈkə və nənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action
  2. (n) (Bible) an agreement between God and his people in which God makes certain promises and requires certain behavior from them in return
  3. (v) enter into a covenant
  4. (v) enter into a covenant or formal agreement

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • We covenanted that we will meet the expenses of our fallen comrade's family with whatever resources we had.

News

  1. Satanic graffiti sprayed on Gastonia church walls, pastor says

    The pastor of Covenant Baptist Church said it is a place of hope and faith, and it is disappointing that someone decided to put a negative message on the church wall. Obscene words with a reference to God and satanic images are covered with a towel on one wall of the church. Power washing did not wipe them away. The cloth does not cover the framework of the disturbing graffiti. "I think it is ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WSOC-TV Charlotte

  2. Freepoint Commodities Completes Off-Take and Financing Transaction with Covenant Coal

    STAMFORD, Conn., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Freepoint Commodities LLC, through its subsidiary Commerce Coal LLC, has announced that it has closed a coal prepayment financing and off-take transaction with Covenant Coal Corporation, Inc.  The transaction, which finances the...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PR Newswire

  3. Chicago’s Swedish Covenant Hospital Selects eClinicalWorks EHR and RCM

    eClinicalWorks®, a leader in ambulatory healthcare IT solutions, today announced that Chicago’s Swedish Covenant Hospital has selected eClinicalWorks comprehensive electronic health records and Revenue Cycle Management solutions for its 150 employed physicians, Swedish Covenant Medical Group.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "This is something that is the worst that could happen to a professional sports league," Stern said. "And I want to say on the other hand that we are going to make good on the covenant that we believe we have with our fans, and I pledge that...
    on Jul 25, 2007 By: David Stern Source: SI.com

  2. "They were in worse shape during their bankruptcy period," Bettman said of the Penguins. "We didn't walk out on Pittsburgh. We went to fix their problems and we're:fighting for Phoenix because of our covenant with the team and fans there. I...
    on May 30, 2009 By: Gary Bettman Source: Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia

  3. Kevin Rudd said the scheme would encourage indigenous Australians "to step out of welfare and step up to permanent full-time paying jobs. Under the Australian Employment Covenant, indigenous Australians who want to work will be encouraged to opt out...
    on Aug 3, 2008 By: Kevin Rudd Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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