covenant

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covenant

a constraint placed by local government authority upon the use of land or buildings. Applies to such matters as size of lots, use to which land can be put, amount of land that can be covered by a building.
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According to most traditional narratives, the Scots take credit for the covenanting movement of the mid-seventeenth century.
Covenanting is a private matter undertaken by the property owner.
However distinct the powers exercised by covenanting parties, in covenant no authority is unlimited and relevant powers are shared.