Promise

A promise is a commitment by someone to do or not do something.

In the law of contract, an exchange of promises is usually held to be legally enforceable, according to the Latin maxim pacta sunt servanda.

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Famous quotes containing the word promise:

    We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)

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    Zelda Fitzgerald (1900–1948)

    You have too much of a life yet before you, and have shown too much of promise as an officer, for your future to be lightly surrendered.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)