• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Promissory-note a note by one person promising to pay a sum of money to another, or to bearer, at a certain date, or at sight, or on demand
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  • Edwin C. Bliss
    Edwin C. Bliss
    “Yesterday is a canceled check: Forget it. Tomorrow is a promissory note: Don't count on it. Today is ready cash: Use it!”
  • Kay Lyons
    Kay Lyons
    “Yesterday is a canceled check; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have; so spend it wisely.”
  • Hank Stram
    Hank Stram
    “Yesterday is a cancelled check. Today is cash on the line. Tomorrow is a promissory note.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. promesse—L. promissa, promittĕre, to send forward—pro, forward, mittĕre, to send.


In literature:

He floated a number of promissory notes, and taxed his credit to its farthest stretch.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol VI." by Various
Suppose Dorcas should drop the promissory note given her by her lady?
"Clarissa, Volume 6 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
To endorse is to write upon the back of, or to sign the promissory note of another.
"Write It Right" by Ambrose Bierce
These are of the same nature as the promissory notes by which individuals obtain loans.
"Our Government: Local, State, and National: Idaho Edition" by J.A. James
MacArthur had taken a promissory note from a man named Thompson.
"The Naval Pioneers of Australia and Walter Jeffery" by Louis Becke
Might even affect sich things as credit and promissory notes.
"Scattergood Baines" by Clarence Budington Kelland
Promissory notes under his hand, which are passed oftentimes upon buying goods: bought also at time, as in the first head.
"The Complete English Tradesman (1839 ed.)" by Daniel Defoe
Thus these certificates are bought and sold as promissory notes.
"The Government Class Book" by Andrew W. Young
Wait a minute and I'll give you my promissory note.
"The Pride of Palomar" by Peter B. Kyne
We never pressed for our winnings, or declined to receive promissory notes in lieu of gold.
"Thackeray" by Anthony Trollope

In news:

The Womelsdorf Borough Council unanimously voted to sign the promissory notes to pay for new police and fire radios.
Bank goes after borrower for payments on promissory note.
Lehman Brothers Cited For Repo 105 In Promissory Note Case.
Ireland's Promissory Notes: An Updated Primer.
Where plaintiff trustees have sued the defendant on a promissory note, the dismissal of a prior suit on the same note in New York on statute of limitations grounds precludes the claim from being brought here.
Real Property – Bank could foreclose despite missing promissory note.
Contract – Promissory Note – Joint And Several Liability.
Sue over promissory notes infomercials.
Colorado and federal officials are suing a company that runs infomercials offering to teach people how make money in the promissory notes business.
Perkins Loan Master Promissory Note.
The Department of Education published a notice in the Federal Register requesting comments on the proposed Federal Perkins Loan Program Master Promissory Note (MPN).
Bank goes after borrower for payments on promissory note .
Perkins Loan Master Promissory Note .
The scheme involved people loaning money to Vaughan in exchange for promissory notes that carried high interest rates.
Suzanne Barlyn answers questions about getting products on store shelves, selling a promissory note and haggling.