(redirected from promisors)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.


n. Law
One that makes a promise.


(ˌprɒmɪˈsɔː; ˈprɒmɪˌsɔː) or


(Law) contract law a person who makes a promise. Compare promisee
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.promisor - a person who makes a promise
communicator - a person who communicates with others
vower - someone who makes a solemn promise to do something or behave in a certain way; "young vowers of eternal love"; "there are many vowers of chastity but few who observe it"
References in periodicals archive ?
The site also awards promisors who "win" or achieve their goals with Fair Coins - the site's virtual currency which you can sell later for real money.
Contracts are enforced against promisors who breach when doing so
efficiency by encouraging promisors to breach when breach would produce
because risk-averse promisors will be less likely to make
with promisors on the same terms that their predecessor promisees could.
The language of promises, promisees, and promisors saturates contract law--in decisions, statutes, and the Restatement.
possibility of rescission by counterparties, promisors will invest to
59) Hadley developed the rule that promisors are not liable
This protects promisors against large punitive damage awards for small
wrong, and that promisors should not profit from the unilateral exercise
Both parties propose proxies to the court, and there is no a priori reason why promisors would be systematically more likely to prevail in litigation to determine which proxy should be selected.
Courts sometimes release promisors from performance when performance is "impossible" or "impracticable.