HyperDic: covenant

English > 4 senses of the word covenant:
NOUNcommunicationcovenant, compact, concordata signed written agreement between two or more parties / parties / parties (nations) to perform some action
communicationcovenant(Bible) an agreement between God and his people in which God makes certain promises and requires certain behavior from them in return
VERBsocialcovenantenter into a covenant
communicationcovenantenter into a covenant or formal agreement
covenant > pronunciation
Soundskah'vahnahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > covenant: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA signed written agreement between two or more parties / parties / parties (nations) to perform some action.
Synonymscompact, concordat
InstancesLateran TreatyThe agreement signed in the Lateran Palace in 1929 by Italy and the Holy See which recognized the Vatican City as a sovereign and independent papal state
Broaderwritten agreementA legal document summarizing the agreement between parties
Spanishacuerdo, alianza, concordato, convenio, pacto, trato
Catalanacord, concordat, conveni, pacte, tracte
Verbscovenantenter into a covenant or formal agreement
English > covenant: 4 senses > noun 2, communication
Meaning(Bible) an agreement between God and his people in which God makes certain promises and requires certain behavior from them in return.
CategoryBible, Christian Bible, Book, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Scripture, Word of God, WordThe sacred writings of the Christian religions
Broaderagreement, understandingThe statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises
Spanishalianza, contrato, pacto
Verbscovenantenter into a covenant
English > covenant: 4 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningEnter into a covenant.
PatternSomebody ----s
Categoryreligion, faith, organized religionAn institution to express belief in a divine power
Narrowerbar mitzvahconfirm in the bar mitzvah ceremony, of boys in the Jewish faith
bat mitzvahconfirm in the bat mitzvah ceremony, of girls in the Jewish faith
confirmAdminister the rite of confirmation / confirmation to
Broaderpledge, plightpromise solemnly and formally
Nounscovenant(Bible) an agreement between God and his people in which God makes certain promises and requires certain behavior from them in return
English > covenant: 4 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningEnter into a covenant or formal agreement.
PatternSomebody ----s
Examples
  • "They covenanted with Judas for 30 pieces of silver"
  • "The nations covenanted to fight terrorism around the world"
Narrowercommune, communicateReceive Communion, in the Catholic church
communicateAdminister Communion
Broaderpledge, plightpromise solemnly and formally
Nounscovenanta signed written agreement between two or more parties / parties / parties (nations) to perform some action

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