Covenant in Law Law and Legal Definition

Covenant in law is a covenant which the law implies or intends. Covenant in law is implied from the nature of the transaction, while it is not expressed by words in the instrument which contains it. Covenant in law is operative only when the parties have omitted to insert covenants in the instrument. The word "grant," in a lease for years, is a covenant in law. [GRANNIS v. CLARK, 8 Cow. 36 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 1827)].