Contract vs Covenant : Definition and Explanations

A contract is an agreement you can break while a covenant is a pledge or perpetual promise.

A contract is invalid when one of the involved parties violates it. On the other hand, a covenant remains intact even if one of the parties breach it.

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A contract is an agreement you can break while a covenant is a pledge or perpetual promise.  A contract is invalid when one of the involved parties violates it. On the other hand, a covenant remains intact even if one of the parties breach it.
A contract is an agreement you can break while a covenant is a pledge or perpetual promise.
A contract is invalid when one of the involved parties violates it. On the other hand, a covenant remains intact even if one of the parties breach it.

Contract is an agreement between two people
Or
Between a person and group
Or
Between groups

based on “IF” clauses

eg
You engage a painter for your house
His duty – paint walls
Your duty – pay him and also vacate the room in time for him to paint

If you don’t pay or vacate, He can’t paint. Hence Contract is broken
If he does paint, You won’t pay. Hence Contract is broken

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Covenant does not have “IF” clauses

Even if the other party does not do his/ her part, You have to complete it

Relationship between doctor and patient was a covenant
Till
Healthcare was brought under consumer courts

After that it became a contract and that is when informed consent came into place

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Marriage is not a contract. It is a covenant