Promissory Prom"is*so*ry, a. Containing a promise or binding declaration of something to be done or forborne. [1913 Webster]

{Promissory note} (Law), a written promise to pay to some person named, and at a time specified therein, or on demand, or at sight, a certain sum of money, absolutely and at all events; -- frequently called a {note of hand}. --Kent. Byles. Story. [1913 Webster]

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  • promissory — 1640s, from M.L. promissorius (late 13c.), from L. promissor a promiser, from promissus, pp. of promittere (see PROMISE (Cf. promise)). Promissory note first recorded 1710 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • promissory — /promas(6)riy/ Containing or consisting of a promise; in the nature of a promise; stipulating or engaging for a future act or course of conduct. As to promissory oath promissory representation promissory warranty, see those titles @ promissory… …   Black's law dictionary

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  • promissory — adj. 1 conveying or implying a promise. 2 (often foll. by of) full of promise. Phrases and idioms: promissory note a signed document containing a written promise to pay a stated sum to a specified person or the bearer at a specified date or on… …   Useful english dictionary

  • promissory — adjective Etymology: Middle English promissorye, from Medieval Latin promissorius, from Latin promittere Date: 15th century containing or conveying a promise or assurance …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • promissory — promissorily, adv. /prom euh sawr ee, sohr ee/, adj. 1. containing or implying a promise. 2. of the nature of a promise. 3. Insurance. of or noting agreements or representations stipulating what is required to take place after the issuance of a… …   Universalium

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