promisor

[prom-uh-sawr, prom-uh-sawr]

Origin of promisor

First recorded in 1840–50; promise + -or2
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promisor

noun
  1. contract law a person who makes a promiseCompare 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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