Definition of Covenanter in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkʌv(ə)nəntə/


(In 17th-century Scotland) an adherent of the National Covenant (1638) or of the Solemn League and Covenant (1643), upholding the organization of the Scottish Presbyterian Church.
Example sentences
  • Drawn from all parts of Scotland and all sections of society, Covenanters subscribed to the National Covenant of 1638.
  • She had stood for truth above compromise in those cruel and difficult days for the Scottish Covenanters of 1685.
  • After the defeat of the Scottish Covenanters at Bothwell Brig in 1687, a new wave of Scottish refugees came to Ulster.
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