- promised land,
- promissory note,
Origin of promissory
Examples from the Web for promissory
May it be negotiated, as a promissory note or bill of exchange?
Thus these certificates are bought and sold as promissory notes.The Government Class Book|Andrew W. Young
Until he had obtained possession of the promissory notes there would be no crevice in which to drive any legal wedge.The City of Numbered Days|Francis Lynde
No promissory notes existed, and consequently there was no 'bill book.'The 'Fan Kwae' at Canton Before Treaty Days 1825-1844|William C. Hunter
One of these, the promissory oath, is no longer the foundation of any rights in private law.The Common Law|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
mid-15c., from Medieval Latin promissorius, from Latin promissus, past participle of promittere (see promise (n.)). Promissory note recorded by 1670s.