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definition of the word promise

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Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
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From Middle English promys < Old French promesse < Mediaeval Latin promissa, Latin promissum (a promise), feminine and neuter of Latin promissus, pp. of promittere (to send or put forth, let go forward, say beforehand, promise) < pro (forth) + mittere (to send); see mission. Cf. admit, commit, permit, etc.

Singular
promise

Plural
promises

promise (plural promises)

  1. An oath or affirmation; a vow.
  2. A transaction between two persons whereby the first person undertakes in the future to render some service or gift to the second person or devotes something valuable now and here to his use

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