COVENANT

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In the law of contracts. An agreement, convention, or promise of two or more parties, by deed, in writing, signed, sealed, and delivered, by which either of the parties pledges himself to the other that something is either done or,’shall be done, or stipulates for truth’of certain facts.

In common parlance, any agreement, whether under seal or not.. In effect, this has become the legal meaning in many states, in which private seals have been abolished by statute.