Definitions of promissory

  1. Containing a promise or binding declaration of something to be done or forborne. Newage Dictionary DB
  2. Containing an agreement: promissory note, a written agreement to pay a certain sum of money at a fixed date, or on demand, to a certain person or his order or bearer. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. Containing a promise. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. Containing a promise; of the nature of a promise. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. Containing a promise or declaration of something to be done or foreborne. A promissory note contains a promise of money payment in consideration of value received. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. Containing a binding declaration of something to be performed, or some engagement to be fulfilled. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for promissory

  1. The money due his father had been promptly paid, through the agency of a three- months' promissory note, and thus the most momentous result of the robbery was overcome. – The Story Of Kennett by Bayard Taylor
  2. " You are at liberty to go carefully through its contents and discover for yourself any promissory note which I hold from Lady Bartholomew. – The Clue of the Twisted Candle by Edgar Wallace