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Covin \Cov"in\ (k?v"?n), n. [OF. covine, covaine, fr. covenir to agree. See Covenant.]

  1. (Law) A collusive agreement between two or more persons to prejudice a third.

  2. Deceit; fraud; artifice. [Obs.]


n. (context obsolete legal English) fraud, deception


Covin (from the Fr.covine, or couvine, from Lat.convenire, to come together), an association of persons, so used in the Statute of Labourers of 1360, which, inter alia, declared void all alliances and covins of stonemasons and carpenters.

The more common use of the term in English law was for a secret agreement between persons to cheat and defraud, but the word is now obsolete and has been superseded by collusion or conspiracy to cheat and defraud.

Covin (automobile)

The Covin is a replica kit car of the Porsche 911 Turbo created by Tim Cook and Nick Vincent in the early 1980s. The name Covin came about from CO (Cook) and VIN (Vincent) giving us COVIN Performance Mouldings. Early models of the Covin were based on a shortened Beetle floorpan/running gear but later used its own Covin chassis and VW Type 3 running gear.

The company was sold in the 1990s to DAX and later moved to new owners GPC and was relocated to County Galway in Ireland where unfortunately up to now the Covin has not been produced again. The Covin came in 3 body styles all based on the Turbo model. These were, Flatnose and Coupe, both were also available in a convertible version. There is also known to be only one narrow body Covin ever made.

Covin also produced a few 356 Speedster models but these are rather rare.

Some Covin units even run real Porsche 911 engines.

Usage examples of "covin".

William Guy, Patterson, Trinkle, Covin, Forbes, and Sexton ventured to come out of the labyrinth, where they were on the verge of death by starvation.

As soon as their presence became known the army would start hunting them, and the Covin would come to assist.

When the Covin had given up, he had decided to hang around for a few days to make sure that was not just a trick.

The Covin is now dismantling those shieldings so it can watch everything that transpires in the city.