Origin of promissory
Examples from the Web for promissory
Historical Examples of promissory
Their friendship was a promissory note, bound to be honoured to the full.The Prisoner
Instead of a promissory note, they made this a contract and a lease.The White Desert
Courtney Ryley Cooper
You have brought Mr. DeVere's promissory note with you; have you not?The Moving Picture Girls Snowbound
Laura Lee Hope
I picked up Blackstone and turned to his "promissory notes."
"I gave him a promissory note for my fare," said the Flamingo.Andiron Tales
John Kendrick Bangs
- containing, relating to, or having the nature of a promise
- insurance stipulating how the provisions of an insurance contract will be fulfilled after it has been signed
mid-15c., from Medieval Latin promissorius, from Latin promissus, past participle of promittere (see promise (n.)). Promissory note recorded by 1670s.