a written promise to pay a specified sum of money to a designated person or to his or her order, or to the bearer of the note, at a fixed time or on demand.
a written promise to do or provide something, usually presented as a gift and claimable when or however the recipient chooses.
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Origin of promissory note
First recorded in 1700–10
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Cedula, sed′ū-l, n. a South American promissory-note or mortgage-bond on lands.
mainly US commerce a document, usually negotiable, containing a signed promise to pay a stated sum of money to a specified person at a designated date or on demandAlso called: note, note of hand
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