Pollicitation


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Pollicitation

[pə-lis-ə-TAY-shən]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Late Middle English, unknown

1.

The action of promising; a promise; a document conveying a promise.

2.

Also Civil Law: a promise not yet formally accepted, and therefore in certain cases revocable.

Examples of Pollicitation in a sentence

“They formalized the agreement by signing a pollicitation.”

“Their contract was hinged on a pollicitation.”

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About Pollicitation

Pollicitation is a more formal word for a promise — specifically, the action of promising or a document describing a promise.