Definition of promissory note in English:

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promissory note

Pronunciation: /ˈprämisərē ˌnōt/


A signed document containing a written promise to pay a stated sum to a specified person or the bearer at a specified date or on demand.
Example sentences
  • A modern version of the promissory notes is the sterling commercial paper or certificate of deposit.
  • The days when cash, a cheque or a promissory note were the only methods of payment have passed.
  • So against my counsel, Sid signed a promissory note for the $50,000 and opened up a second store in a new city.

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Syllabification: prom·is·so·ry note

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