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promissory

[ prom-uh-sawr-ee, -sohr-ee ]
/ ˈprɒm əˌsɔr i, -ˌsoʊr i /
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adjective

containing or implying a promise.
of the nature of a promise.
Insurance. of or noting agreements or representations stipulating what is required to take place after the issuance of a policy.

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Origin of promissory

From the Medieval Latin word prōmissōrius, dating back to 1640–50. See promise, -tory1

OTHER WORDS FROM promissory

prom·is·so·ri·ly, adverbnon·prom·is·so·ry, adjective
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promissory
/ (ˈprɒmɪsərɪ) /

adjective

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
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