Covin
Covin Cov"in (k?v"?n), n. [OF. covine, covaine, fr. covenir to agree. See {Covenant}.] 1. (Law) A collusive agreement between two or more persons to prejudice a third. [1913 Webster]

2. Deceit; fraud; artifice. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]


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  • covin — [kuv′in] n. 〚ME: see COVEN〛 1. Archaic treachery or fraud, or a group engaged in this 2. Law a conspiracy of two or more people to defraud or injure another or others * * * …   Universalium

  • covin — index collusion, fraud, machination Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • covín — 1 (Chi.) m. *Maíz tostado. 2 En algunos sitios, *trigo tostado …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • covin — [kuv′in] n. [ME: see COVEN] 1. Archaic treachery or fraud, or a group engaged in this 2. Law a conspiracy of two or more people to defraud or injure another or others …   English World dictionary

  • Covin — This article is about the legal term. For the Covin kit car, see Covin (automobile). Covin (from the Fr. covine, or couvine, from Lat. convenire, to come together), an association of persons, so used in the Statute of Labourers of 1360, which,… …   Wikipedia

  • covin — n. 1 Law a conspiracy to commit a crime etc. against a third party. 2 archaic fraud, deception. Etymology: ME f. OF covin(e) f. med.L convenium ia f. convenire: see CONVENE …   Useful english dictionary

  • covin — Synonyms and related words: artifice, cabal, chicane, chicanery, collusion, complicity, complot, confederacy, connivance, connivery, conspiracy, contrivance, contriving, counterplot, deep laid plot, dodgery, engineering, finagling, finesse, foul… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • covin — n. conspiracy, collusion, plot …   English contemporary dictionary

  • covin — [ kʌvɪn] noun archaic fraud; deception. Origin ME (denoting a company or band): from OFr., from med. L. convenium, from L. convenire (see convene) …   English new terms dictionary

  • covin — n.; (also covine) (Law.) Collusion …   New dictionary of synonyms

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