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promissory note

noun

Simple Definition of promissory note

  • business : a written promise to pay an amount of money before a particular date

Full Definition of promissory note

  1. :  a written promise to pay at a fixed or determinable future time a sum of money to a specified individual or to bearer

1710

First Known Use of promissory note

1710

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