COVIN

COVIN

covin (k[schwa]v-[schwa]n). Hist. A secret conspiracy or agreement between two or more persons to injure or defraud another. ¡ª Also spelled covine.

¡°Covin is a secret assent determined in the hearts of two or more, to the prejudice of another: As if a tenant for term of life, or tenant in tail, will secretly conspire with another, that the other shall recover against the tenant for life the land which he holds, &c. in prejudice of him in the reversion.¡± Termes de la Ley 129 (1st Am. ed. 1812).


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