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promisee

[prom-uh-see]
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

promisee

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