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Origin of promissory
OTHER WORDS FROM promissoryprom·is·so·ri·ly, adverbnon·prom·is·so·ry, adjective
Words nearby promissory
Example sentences from the Web for promissory
When the oath usually represented as promissory is sworn, a covenant with God is thereby made.
Evidence has been given, that the latter kind of oaths, viewed as promissory, brings under an engagement to God.
An unpaid promissory note is an executory contract, when paid it becomes an executed one.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
The banks do not pry into his moral character: they are satisfied that he meets his overdrafts and promissory notes punctually.Third class in Indian railways|Mahatma Gandhi
Six of those last-named little promissory notes, all due on the same day, Ben, and all intrusted to me!'The Pickwick Papers|Charles Dickens