Definition of covenantee in English:


Pronunciation /ˌkəvənənˈtē/ /ˌkəvənənˈti/


  • The person to whom a promise by covenant is made.

    ‘Nor will it assist the appellant if it falls within the first class, since he was not the original covenantee.’
    • ‘This means that the covenantee has a choice between suing the owner, or proceeding against the original covenantor.’
    • ‘To be legally effective, the covenant must be signed, sealed and delivered by the covenantor to the covenantee.’
    • ‘The covenanted income is regarded as the income of the covenantee and not that of the covenantor.’
    • ‘The covenantee must declare the full amount receivable on his tax return and he is given credit for the tax withheld.’