A covenant1 is an agreement by deed whereby one or more of the parties to the deed stipulates for the truth of certain facts, or is bound to do or not to do a specified thing2. 'Covenant' will, however, be construed to cover a stipulation in an agreement under hand if otherwise it would have no effect (as, for example, where a document refers to the 'covenants' contained in a lease which is not by deed3) and the word is used in this broad sense in both general and legal parlance to describe the contractual obligations of landlord and
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