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Covenant vs. Vow

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Covenantnoun

(legal) An agreement to do or not do a particular thing.

Vownoun

A solemn promise to perform some act, or behave in a specified manner, especially a promise to live and act in accordance with the rules of a religious order.

‘The old hermit, up in the mountains, took a vow of silence.’;

Covenantnoun

(legal) A promise, incidental to a deed or contract, either express or implied.

Vownoun

A declaration or assertion.

Covenantnoun

A pact or binding agreement between two or more parties.

Vownoun

(obsolete) A votive offering.

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Covenantnoun

An incidental clause in an agreement.

Vowverb

(ambitransitive) To make a vow; to promise.

Covenantverb

To enter into, or promise something by, a covenant.

Vowverb

(transitive) To make a vow regarding (something).

‘The wronged woman vowed revenge.’;

Covenantverb

(legal) To enter a formal agreement.

Vowverb

To declare publicly that one has made a vow, usually to show one's determination or to announce an act of retaliation.

‘The rebels vowed to continue their fight.’;

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Covenantverb

(legal) To bind oneself in contract.

Vownoun

A solemn promise made to God, or to some deity; an act by which one consecrates or devotes himself, absolutely or conditionally, wholly or in part, for a longer or shorter time, to some act, service, or condition; a devotion of one's possessions; as, a baptismal vow; a vow of poverty.

‘I pray thee, let me go and pay my vow.’; ‘I am combined by a sacred vow.’;

Covenantverb

(legal) To make a stipulation.

Vownoun

Specifically, a promise of fidelity; a pledge of love or affection; as, the marriage vow.

‘Knights of love, who never broke their vow;Firm to their plighted faith.’;

Covenantnoun

A mutual agreement of two or more persons or parties, or one of the stipulations in such an agreement.

‘Then Jonathan and David made a covenant.’; ‘Let there be covenants drawn between us.’; ‘If we conclude a peace,It shall be with such strict and severe covenantsAs little shall the Frenchmen gain thereby.’;

Vowverb

To give, consecrate, or dedicate to God, or to some deity, by a solemn promise; to devote; to promise solemnly.

‘[Men] that vow a long and weary pilgrimage.’;

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Covenantnoun

An agreement made by the Scottish Parliament in 1638, and by the English Parliament in 1643, to preserve the reformed religion in Scotland, and to extirpate popery and prelacy; - usually called the "Solemn League and Covenant."

‘He [Wharton] was born in the days of the Covenant, and was the heir of a covenanted house.’;

Vowverb

To assert solemnly; to asseverate.

Covenantnoun

The promises of God as revealed in the Scriptures, conditioned on certain terms on the part of man, as obedience, repentance, faith, etc.

‘I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.’;

Vowverb

To make a vow, or solemn promise.

‘Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.’;

Covenantnoun

A solemn compact between members of a church to maintain its faith, discipline, etc.

Vownoun

a solemn pledge (to oneself or to another or to a deity) to do something or to behave in a certain manner;

‘they took vows of poverty’;

Covenantnoun

An undertaking, on sufficient consideration, in writing and under seal, to do or to refrain from some act or thing; a contract; a stipulation; also, the document or writing containing the terms of agreement.

Vowverb

make a vow; promise;

‘He vowed never to drink alcohol again’;

Covenantverb

To agree (with); to enter into a formal agreement; to bind one's self by contract; to make a stipulation.

‘Jupiter covenanted with him, that it should be hot or cold, wet or dry, . . . as the tenant should direct.’; ‘And they covenanted with him for thyrty pieces of silver.’;

Vowverb

dedicate to a deity by a vow

Covenantverb

To grant or promise by covenant.

‘My covenant of peace that I covenanted with you.’;

Vow

A vow (Lat. votum, vow, promise; see vote) is a promise or oath.

Covenantnoun

a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action

Covenantnoun

(Bible) an agreement between God and his people in which God makes certain promises and requires certain behavior from them in return

Covenantverb

enter into a covenenant

Covenantverb

enter into a covenant or formal agreement;

‘They covenanted with Judas for 30 pieces of silver’; ‘The nations covenanted to fight terrorism around the world’;

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