promissory note


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promissory note

n.
A negotiable written promise to pay a specified sum of money on demand or at a particular time.
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promissory note

n
(Banking & Finance) chiefly commerce US 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 demand. Also called: note or note of hand
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prom′issory note′


n.
a written promise to pay a specified sum of money at a fixed time or on demand.
[1700–10]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.promissory note - a promise to pay a specified amount on demand or at a certain timepromissory note - a promise to pay a specified amount on demand or at a certain time; "I had to co-sign his note at the bank"
certificate of indebtedness, debt instrument, obligation - a written promise to repay a debt
demand note - a note payable on demand
note receivable - your right in a promissory note in which the maker promises to pay a certain amount of money at a certain time
note payable - a note promising to pay a certain amount of money at a certain time
municipal note - a municipal debt instrument with a maturity of less than 2 years
IOU - an informal debt instrument; representing `I owe you'
time note - a note that specifies the time (or times) of repayment
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Translations

promissory note

[ˈprɒmɪsərɪˌnəʊt] N (esp US) → pagaré m
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promissory note

nSchuldschein m
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promissory note

[ˈprɒmɪsərɪˌnəʊt‘] npagherò m inv
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References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
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.
Evidently a promissory note. An angel on earth, sent by an inhuman father, to ask a Jew for discount!
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.
'No,' said Fledgeby; 'provided you have brought my promissory note in your pocket, and now hand it over.'
Glegg her loan of five hundred pounds, it naturally occurred to him that he had a promissory note for three hundred pounds lent to his brother-in-law Moss; and if the said brother-in-law could manage to pay in the money within a given time, it would go far to lessen the fallacious air of inconvenience which Mr.
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.
Ah, my husband is a sort of promissory note; I'm tired of meeting him.
Godfrey a present of certain promissory notes of his (relating to former dealings) which were then in the money-lender's possession.
'The attorney cast a still more anxious look at the packet; and his visitor, untying the string that bound it, disclosed a quantity of promissory notes, with copies of deeds, and other documents.
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.