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promisor

[prom-uh-sawr, prom-uh-sawr] /ˌprɒm əˈsɔr, ˈprɒm əˌsɔr/
noun, Law.
1.
a person who makes a promise.
Origin of promisor
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; promise + -or2
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promisor

/ˌprɒmɪˈsɔː; ˈprɒmɪˌsɔː/
noun
1.
(contract law) a person who makes a promise Compare promisee
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Word Origin and History for promisor
n.

1790, agent noun in Latin form from promise (v.). Apparently restricted to legal use.

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