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noun Law.
  1. a person to whom a promise is made.
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Origin of promisee

First recorded in 1725–35; promise + -ee
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Examples from the Web for promisee

Historical Examples

  • He probably will be able to make sure that the promisee has the cotton.

    The Common Law

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • In short it is a benefit to the promisor, or a detriment to the promisee.

  • Is something beneficial to the promisee a sufficient consideration to a contract?

  • In many cases a promisee may incur a detriment without thereby furnishing a consideration.

    The Common Law

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • The promiser is bound to perform what both he and the promisee understood to be undertaken.

    The Methods of Ethics

    Henry Sidgwick

British Dictionary definitions for promisee


  1. contract law a person to whom a promise is madeSee promisor
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