- absolute or conditional covenantsAn absolute covenant is one which is not qualified or limited by any condition.Affirmative or negative covenants.The former are those in which the party binds himself to the existence of a present state of facts as represented or to the future performance of some act; while the latter are those in which the covenantor obliges himself not to do or perform some act.An "affirmative covenant" is an agreement whereby the covenantor undertakes that something shall be done. City of New York v. Turnpike Development Corp., 36 Misc.2d 704, 233 N.Y.S.2d 887, 891, 892.
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Covenant (biblical) — This article is about biblical covenants. For other uses, see Covenant (disambiguation). A biblical covenant is an agreement found in the Bible between God and His people in which God makes specific promises and demands. It is the customary word… … Wikipedia
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Conditional — Con*di tion*al, a. [L. conditionalis.] 1. Containing, implying, or depending on, a condition or conditions; not absolute; made or granted on certain terms; as, a conditional promise. [1913 Webster] Every covenant of God with man . . . may justly… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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covenant — /kavanant/ An agreement, convention, or promise of two or more parties, by deed in writing, signed, and delivered, by which either of the parties pledges himself to the other that something is either done, or shall be done, or shall not be done,… … Black's law dictionary
conditional covenants — absolute or conditional covenants An absolute covenant is one which is not qualified or limited by any condition. Affirmative or negative covenants. The former are those in which the party binds himself to the existence of a present state of… … Black's law dictionary
covenant — cov•e•nant [[t]ˈkʌv ə nənt[/t]] n. 1) an agreement, usu. formal, between two or more persons to do or not do something specified 2) bib jud bib the conditional promises made to humanity by God, as revealed in Scripture 3) law a formal agreement… … From formal English to slang