Covenant performed is a form of plea in actions of covenant, which admits the execution of the covenants, but pleads the performance of them.
The following are examples of case law on covenant performed:
The plea of covenants performed is an affirmative plea. [Stewart v. Bedell, 79 Pa. 336 (Pa. 1875)].
The plea of covenants performed absque hoc, admits the execution of the instrument declared on, and only puts in issue the performance on the part of the plaintiff as alleged in the declaration. [Farmers' & Mechanics' Turnpike Co. v. McCullough, 25 Pa. 303 (Pa. 1855)].