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Promissory definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PROM'ISSORY, a. Containing a promise or binding declaration of something to be done or forborne.
1. In law, a promissory note is a writing which contains a promise of the payment of money or the delivery of property to another, at or before a time specified, in consideration of value received by the promiser. In England, promissory notes and bills of exchange, being negotiable for the payment of a less sum than twenty shillings, are declared to be void by Stat 15. Geo.III.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: relating to or having the character of a promise; "promissory note"

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Middle English promissorye, from Medieval Latin promissorius, from Latin promittere Date: 15th century containing or conveying a promise or assurance

Oxford Reference Dictionary

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 demand. Etymology: med.L promissorius f. L promissor (as PROMISE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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



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