Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A promise; a voluntary engagement; also, a paper containing such an engagement.
  • noun In civil law, a promise without mutuality; a promise not yet accepted by the person to whom it is made.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A voluntary engagement, or a paper containing it; a promise.
  • noun (Roman Law) A promise without mutuality; a promise which has not been accepted by the person to whom it is made.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A voluntary engagement, or a paper containing it; a promise.
  • noun Roman law A promise without mutuality; a promise which has not been accepted by the person to whom it is made.

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