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n. Law
One that makes a promise.
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(ˌprɒmɪˈsɔː; ˈprɒmɪˌsɔː) or


(Law) contract law a person who makes a promise. Compare promisee
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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"
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Aril removal has been used as promisor method to increase seeds germination with several results in Passiflora species (Pereira and Dias, 2000; Martins et al., 2006; Osipi et al., 2011; Silva et al., 2015).
Failure to overcome the barrier gives the donor/contributor a right of return of the assets it has transferred or gives the promisor a right of release from its obligation to transfer its assets.
All these reasons largely derive from the context in which the promise takes place, from the nature of the relationship between the promisor and the promisee, from the expectations created by the promise in the promisee, etc.
(17) It grounds that conception of contract in the "sanctity of contract and the resulting moral obligation to honor one's promises." (18) Courts and scholars accordingly routinely refer to the parties to a contract as the "promisor" and the "promisee." In Charles Fried's canonical formulation, "[t]he promise principle," according to "which persons may impose on themselves obligations where none existed before," "is the moral basis of contract law." (19)
Evansville, IN, February 01, 2019 --( Home Helpers[R] Home Care of Southwest Indiana has partnered with Promisor Residential, offering a new solution designed to help clients who need financial support.
For the termination to be considered valid and justified, violation of the Contract Law is required, which provides the following: "Where, by the contract, a promisor is to perform his promise without application by the promisee, and no time for performance is specified, the engagement must be performed within a reasonable time.
The Court noted there are three criteria needed to meet the burden of proof for the third party benefit: "1) the stipulation is 'manifestly clear'; 2) there is certainty as to the benefit provided the third party; and 3) the benefit is not a 'mere incident of the contract between the promisor and the promisee.'"
Second, while WG Land is correct that the impossibility defense is not available to a promisor when the impossibility was due to his fault, it was not Capital One's fault here that the County removed the density cap, even if it lobbied the County for such removal.
If contract language is considered ambiguous it is resolved by interpreting the ambiguous provisions in the sense the promisor (i.e., the insurer) believed the promisee understood them at the time of formation.
(144) An illusory promise is no promise at all because what is promised is "condition[ed] on some fact or event that is wholly under the promisor's control and bringing it about is left wholly to the promisor's own will and discretion." (145) Interpreting the NKR's promise to be illusory would be particularly unfair in the context of voucher donations because the kidney donors will have undergone the pain and risk of major kidney surgery based on the belief that the NKR has committed to giving his or her loved one some tangible advantage in receiving a future live donor kidney.
[a] promise which the promisor should reasonably expect to induce action or forbearance on the part of the promisee or a third person and which does induce such action or forbearance is binding, if injustice can be avoided only by enforcement of the promise.