kōreromotu, (-‘ia). Promise (i) something to (ki) sbdy, enter into an agreement, assign by contract; covenant, treaty, agreement, compact, firm promise.
Kua kōreromotu ‘aia ki tōna pū ē kāre ‘aia e ‘akaruke i te ‘anga‘anga ē pou ‘ua atu te mata‘iti.
He entered into an agreement with his employer that he would not leave until a year had expired;
Kua kōreromotu te metua i tōna ‘enua ki tāna tamaiti.
The father made his land over to his son;
I te kōrero-motu‘ia‘anga te tā‘onga ki te teina, kua manamanatā te mata‘iapo.
When the title was promised to the younger one, the elder son was aggrieved;
Kua kōreromotu ‘aia ē ka ‘apai mai ‘aia i te moni.
He promised that he would bring the money;
Kua papa‘u rāua i te kōreromotu ē kāre rāua e kaitamaki ‘aka‘ou.
They made a treaty never to wage war again. Pēpa kōreromotu, written agreement, deed.
Kua ‘apai ‘aia i te pēpa kōreromotu a tōna tupuna ki mua i te ‘akavā‘anga.
He submitted to the court the deeds signed by his grandparents;
Kua ‘a‘ati ‘aia i tāna kōreromotu.
He broke his contract. Te Kōreromotu Ta‘ito, the Old Testament. Te Kōreromotu ‘Ōu, the New Testament.
Tei roto i te Kōreromotu ‘Ōu te ‘akapapa‘anga o tō tātou ‘Akaora.
The story of our Saviour is set out in the New Testament. [kōrero, motu2.]