promissory


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prom·is·so·ry

 (prŏm′ĭ-sôr′ē)
adj.
Containing, involving, or having the nature of a promise.

[Medieval Latin prōmissōrius, from Latin prōmissor, one who promises, from prōmissus, past participle of prōmittere, to promise; see promise.]

promissory

(ˈprɒmɪsərɪ)
adj
1. (Law) containing, relating to, or having the nature of a promise
2. (Insurance) insurance stipulating how the provisions of an insurance contract will be fulfilled after it has been signed

prom•is•so•ry

(ˈprɒm əˌsɔr i, -ˌsoʊr i)

adj.
1. containing or implying a promise.
2. of the nature of a promise.
[1640–50; < Medieval Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.promissory - relating to or having the character of a promise; "promissory note"
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For however eagerly and impetuously the savage crew had hailed the announcement of his quest; yet all sailors of all sorts are more or less capricious and unreliable --they live in the varying outer weather, and they inhale its fickleness --and when retained for any object remote and blank in the pursuit, however promissory of life and passion in the end, it is above all things requisite that temporary interests and employment should intervene and hold them healthily suspended for the final dash.
Micawber, 'have I enjoyed a higher degree of satisfaction than in pouring my griefs (if I may describe difficulties, chiefly arising out of warrants of attorney and promissory notes at two and four months, by that word) into the bosom of my friend Copperfield.
keen-witted, fierce, bold, promissory,--if one may so use the word,--and, like inebriate clerks, no longer in awe of anything?
Ah, my husband is a sort of promissory note; I'm tired of meeting him.
For howsoever bad the devil can be in fustian or smock-frock (and he can be very bad in both), he is a more designing, callous, and intolerable devil when he sticks a pin in his shirt-front, calls himself a gentleman, backs a card or colour, plays a game or so of billiards, and knows a little about bills and promissory notes than in any other form he wears.
But once the countess called her son and informed him that she had a promissory note from Anna Mikhaylovna for two thousand rubles, and asked him what he thought of doing with it.
THE People being dissatisfied with a Democratic Legislature, which stole no more than they had, elected a Republican one, which not only stole all they had but exacted a promissory note for the balance due, secured by a mortgage upon their hope of death.
Expert in legal matters, he never signed a promissory note; and had prudently attached his own salary under the names of fictitious creditors, so that he was able to draw nearly the whole of it himself.
Moss, the Colonel, then a bachelor, had been liberated by the generosity of his aunt; on the second mishap, little Becky, with the greatest spirit and kindness, had borrowed a sum of money from Lord Southdown and had coaxed her husband's creditor (who was her shawl, velvet-gown, lace pocket-handkerchief, trinket, and gim-crack purveyor, indeed) to take a portion of the sum claimed and Rawdon's promissory note for the remainder: so on both these occasions the capture and release had been conducted with the utmost gallantry on all sides, and Moss and the Colonel were therefore on the very best of terms.
Then he recalled the scandal with a sharper, to whom he had lost money, and given a promissory note, and against whom he had himself lodged a complaint, asserting that he had cheated him.
Godfrey a present of certain promissory notes of his (relating to former dealings) which were then in the money-lender's possession.
No,' said Fledgeby; 'provided you have brought my promissory note in your pocket, and now hand it over.