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.
Other articles related to "promise, promises":
... LA's Promise connects students and families in the LA's Promise Neighborhood to resources which range from tutoring, health screenings, legal services and employment ... Some noted partners LA's Promise has collaborated with are American Heart Association, Amgen-Bruce Wallace Biotech Program, Bresee Foundation ...
... IOU or promissory note between people in love that contains a promise from one of the partners in a relationship to engage in a romantic activity at a ... The love coupon contains a relevant artistic image or drawing, a romantic promise and sometimes redeeming conditions like expiration date ... The promise made through the love coupon can range from romantic fantasies to taking care of domestic chores ...
... Scouts en Gidsen Vlaanderen has a progressive promise, a member uses the verse he/she understands ... The first is for Kapoenen, the last for Jins and Leaders ...
... Promises are compared with threats by Verbrugge, Dieussaert, Schaeken and William ... When a threat or promise is conditional, it tends to receive biconditional interpretation ... Also, both threats and promises are highly controlled by the speaker ...
... The Senior Scout section uses the same Promise as other Scout sections of the Baden-Powell Scouts' Association ...
Famous quotes containing the word promise:
“Thirtythe promise of a decade of loneliness, a thinning list of single men to know, a thinning brief-case of enthusiasm, thinning hair.”
—F. Scott Fitzgerald (18961940)
Gied me her promise true;
Gied me her promise true,
Which neer forgot will be;
And for bonnie Annie Laurie
Id lay me doune and dee.”
—William Douglas (1672?1748)
“Youre gonna take the rap and play along. Youre gonna make every exact move I tell you. If you dont, Ill kill you. And Ill promise you one thing, it wont be quick. Ill break you first. You wont be able to answer a telephone or open a door without thinking This is it. And when it comes, it still wont be quick. And it wont be pretty.”
—Geoffrey Homes (19021977)