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  • adj. Making or implying a promise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Making a promise; implying a promise; promising.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Making or implying a promise.


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  • He has fourteen moods; his _interrogative, optative, hortative, promissive, precautive, requisitive, enunciative_, &c. But as far as philosophical accuracy and the convenience and advantage of the learner are concerned, it is believed that no arrangement is preferable to the following.

    English Grammar in Familiar Lectures

  • And all declarations and expressions of the mind concerning future actions and omissions, are either promissive, as I will do, or not do; or provisive, as for example, If this be done or not done, this will follow; or imperative, as Do this, or do it not.

    The Elements of Law Natural and Politic


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