Definition of Covin

1. n. A collusive agreement between two or more persons to prejudice a third.



Definition of Covin

1. Noun. (obsolete legal) fraud, deception ¹

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Definition of Covin

1. a conspiracy to defraud [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Covin

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

Literary usage of Covin

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1. The Commentaries, Or Reports of Edmund Plowden: ... Containing Divers Cases by Edmund Plowden (1816)
"First it seems to me, that covin is well averred without special Cause shewn. c For covin (according to the true Definition of it) is a secret Agreement ..."

2. A Treatise of the Pleas of the Crown: Or, A System of the Principal Matters by William Hawkins, John Curwood (1824)
"Provided always, " That no plaintiff or plaintiffs be received to " aver any covin in any action popular, where the point of the " same action, ..."

3. Songs and Ballads of Clydesdale by A. Nimmo (1882)
"KEN ye the lassie o' covin'ton manse ? The sweet, bonnie lassie o' covin'ton manse? Your een they wad glisten, your heart it wad dance ..."

4. The Irish Jurist (1851)
":—That in a penal action a replication of fraud and covin is not an answer to a ... The act must either be wrongful in itself, independent of the covin, ..."

5. The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England, Or, A Commentary ...by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham (1832)
"But albeit imprisonment be a good cause to reverse an out- lawrie, yet it must be by processe of law in invitum, and not by consent or covin, ..."

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