Definition for Promise

promise, n. [L. prōmiss-um, a promise < prōmitt-ěre, let go or send forth, put forth, promise, give hope of, foretell < prō, in front + mitt-ere, let go, send.] (webplay: commanded, day's, grant, great, obedience, perfect).

  1. Assurance; surety; certainty; security; comfort.
  2. Declaration; contract; pact; attestation; troth; plight; covenant; vow; pledge; binding agreement; assurance of fidelity; [fig.] betrothal.
  3. Imminent future event; [fig.] death; grave; casket.

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