Covenant – Latin ‘To agree’ or ‘To meet’

Covenant: A legal agreement.

The word ‘covenant’ joined the English language while the French were in control of England in the late 1200s, and that shouldn’t be a surprise, French was the official language of the courts, so it makes sense that the French word for ‘agreement’ would be used.

‘Covenant’ has its roots in the Latin word ‘convenire’ which meant ‘to agree’ or ‘to meet’, the idea being that an agreement was a meeting of the minds.

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