covenant

Part of speech: verb

To promise; pledge oneself.

Part of speech: noun

An agreement; compact.

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Usage examples "covenant":

  1. But, the objector finds small gain to his argument on the supposition that the covenant respected merely the fugitives from the surrounding nations, while it left the servants of the Israelites in a condition against their wills. - "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus", American Anti-Slavery Society.
  2. He has broken His covenant.... - "The Forerunners", Romain Rolland.
  3. The fourth covenant is for the quiet enjoyment of the land, which is the most general form of warranty. - "Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman", Albert Sidney Bolles.