American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A written promise to pay or repay a specified sum of money at a stated time or on demand. Also called note of hand.
- n. finance A document saying that someone owes a specific amount of money to someone else, often with the deadline and interest fees.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Law) a written promise to pay to some person named, and at a time specified therein, or on demand, or at sight, a certain sum of money, absolutely and at all events; -- frequently called a
note of hand.
- n. a promise to pay a specified amount on demand or at a certain time
“The two lawyers stood at the bench Reece said softly, "Your honor, I have a best-evidence situation I'd like to move to introduce a copy of the promissory note in question.”
“As I would take a bankrupt's promissory note in lieu of told gold.”
“Taylor had spent most of the day at Hubbard, White, poring over records of the New Amsterdam Bank v Hanover & Stiver case, trying to find a reference to anyone who might have shown unusual interest in the promissory note or who'd requested files on the deal when there didn't seem to be a reason for them to do so.”
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