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It is a covenant contained in a lease or a grant whereby the person leasing or granting assures the lessee or grantee that the latter can peaceably and quietly enter upon, have, hold, occupy , possess and enjoy the lands and premises conveyed and its appurtenances and enjoy the same without any let, suit, trouble, denial, eviction , interruption , claim or demand whatsoever of, from or by a grantor or lessor , or his heirs, successors or any person claiming or to claim by, from, under or in trust for him, them or any of them. See Trimble v Seattle, 231 U.S. 683, 34 S.Ct. 218, 58 L.Ed. 435.

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The name of a covenant in a lease, by which the lessor agrees that the lessee shall peaceably enjoy the premises leased. This covenant goes to the possession, and not to the title. 3 Johns. (N. Y.) 471; 5 Johns. (N. Y.) 120; 2 Dev. (N. C.) 388; 3 Dev. (N. C.) 200. A covenant for quiet enjoyment does not extend as far as a covenant of warranty. 1 Aik. (Vt.) 233. The covenant for quiet enjoyment is broken only by an entry, or unlawful expulsion from, or some actual disturbance in, the possession. 3 Johns. (N. Y.) 471; 8 Johns. (N. Y.) 483; 7 Wend. (N. Y. 281; 2 Hill (N. Y.) 105; 9 Mete. (Mass.) 63; 4 Whart. (Pa.) 86; 4 Cow. (N. Y.) 340. But the tortious entry of the covenantor, without title, is a breach of the covenant for quiet enjoyment. 7 Johns. (N. Y.) 376.

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