Meaning of covin in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkʌvɪn/

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(also covine)
mass noun archaic
  • Fraud; deception.

    • ‘The sultaness gathers together a ‘covine’ or conspiracy to help bring death to her people.’
    plotting, planning, conspiracy, collusion, conniving, scheming, machination, palace intrigue, trickery, sharp practice, double-dealing, unscrupulousness, underhandedness, deviousness, subterfuge


Middle English (denoting a company or band): from Old French, from medieval Latin convenium, from Latin convenire (see convene). Compare with coven.