[prom-uh-sawr-ee, -sohr-ee]
containing or implying a promise.
of the nature of a promise.
Insurance. of or noting agreements or representations stipulating what is required to take place after the issuance of a policy.

1640–50; < Medieval Latin prōmissōrius. See promise, -tory1

promissorily, adverb
nonpromissory, adjective Unabridged
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promissory (ˈprɒmɪsərɪ)
1.  containing, relating to, or having the nature of a promise
2.  insurance stipulating how the provisions of an insurance contract will be fulfilled after it has been signed

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Word Origin & History

1649, from M.L. promissorius (1274), from L. promissor "a promiser," from promissus, pp. of promittere (see promise). Promissory note first recorded 1710.
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Example sentences
Draw up a promissory note and a repayment schedule with penalties.
He reviewed the disclosures during and after the application and combed through
  the promissory notes the lenders provided.
Promissory notes are a form of debt that companies sometimes use to raise money.
Escrow process involving the funding of the loan or the pur chase of the
  promissory note.
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