- a person who makes a promise.
Origin of promisor
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Examples from the Web for promisor
The natural question is, what the promisor was to have for his promise.
It is only in the degree of power possessed by the promisor over the event.
In short it is a benefit to the promisor, or a detriment to the promisee.
A mutual promise, no matter how slight or trivial, or the payment of anything valuable to the promisor, is sufficient.
A promisor may be a surety, a guarantor, or an indorser of a negotiable instrument.
- contract law a person who makes a promiseCompare promisee
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Word Origin and History for promisor
1790, agent noun in Latin form from promise (v.). Apparently restricted to legal use.
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