Definition of Covinous

1. a. Deceitful; collusive; fraudulent; dishonest.



Definition of Covinous

1. Adjective. (legal) deceitful; collusive; fraudulent; dishonest ¹

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Definition of Covinous

1. fraudulent [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Covinous

covetingly
covetise
covetises
covetiveness
covetous
covetously
covetousness
covetousnesses
covets
covey
coveys
coville
covin
coving
covings
covinous (current term)
covins
covolatility
covyne
covynes
cow's head
cow's lungwort
cow-nosed ray
cow-orker
cow-orkers
cow-tongue fern
cow-tree
cow-wheat
cow barn

Literary usage of Covinous

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1. Oddities of the Law by Franklin Fiske Heard (1881)
"... while Equity extends its relief to meet almost every variety of legal subterfuge in all its windings and ramifications, and tracks a covinous defendant ..."

2. Lex Vadiorum: The Law of Mortgages by Samuel Carter (1728)
"covinous Payment. In what Cafes an Entry may be made into the Laud, though the Money be faid and accepted. See before r, ?• * i. ..."

3. A Treatise on the Law and Practice of Voluntary Assignments for the Benefit by Alexander Mansfield Burrill, James Lord Bishop (1882)
"In the second section, they are described as "guileful, covinous and fraudulent ... The bonds prohibited are also described as <' covinous and feigned. ..."

4. The Reading Upon the Statute of Uses of Francis Bacon by Francis Bacon, William Henry Rowe (1806)
"former expression of our author which has been commented upon in note 8, some modern writers have held, that the cases of special covinous intents mentioned ..."

5. A Treatise on Crimes and Indictable Misdemeanors by William Oldnall Russell (1828)
"And the third section enacts, " That And that the " all and every the parties to such fained, covinous, and fraudu- parties to such " lent gifts, grants, ..."

6. A Collection of Acts Relating to the Transfer Of, Or Dealing With, Land by New South Wales (1877)
"And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all and every the parties to such feigned, covinous, or fraudulent feoffment, gift, grant, ..."

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