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  • n. Plural form of covenant.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of covenant.


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  • I snorted at her casual use of the word covenants.

    No Mercy

  • To this nucleus might be added certain covenants concerning contagious diseases or those intended to curb counterfeiting, the traffic in arms, white slavery, and, later, terrorism.

    René Cassin - Nobel Lecture

  • The word covenants is in the plural because God entered repeatedly into covenant with his people.

    A Commentary on the Epistle to the Ephesians

  • If the word covenants is allowed to mean marriage in this story - though is commonly used for mutual commitments among among leaders, in contrast to marriages, and Jonathan and David made 3 of them - then it is incongruous that Jonathan, who demonstrated sacrificial love toward David and for his coming kingdom, would not leave the house of Saul when it was made evident David must.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • And investor protections, known as covenants, were strengthened.

    Kinetic Deal Shows 'Junk' Energy Waning

  • Fund managers also note that lower-rated issues can often provide better discipline, through investor protections known as covenants, than higher-rated ones.

    Yield-Hungry Buyers Plumb Bond Market's Depths

  • In previous downturns, European banks were more likely to enforce lending terms, known as covenants, and forced leveraged-buyout companies to repay debt early, in some cases through a break-up of the business.

    'Zombie Credits' Rise in Europe

  • When providing loans to troubled companies, they place numerous restrictions, called covenants, on what these firms can do.

    We Can't Subsidize the Banks Forever

  • Moody's recently warned that Clear Channel may violate those so-called covenants this year; Citadel, which already renegotiated its covenants late last year, said last week that it was again trying to work out new terms with creditors on new amendments or waivers to those covenants.

    Cox Enterprises Launches Cash Tender Offer for Cox Radio Shares

  • The following list contains a short discussion of some of the more significant rulings by Virginia courts on the issues of the validity and enforceability of noncompetition agreements; also know as covenants not-to-compete:

    Non-Competition Agreements


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