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promissory note

noun [C] uk   /ˈprɒm.ɪ.sər.iˌnəʊt/ us    /ˈprɑː.mɪ.sɔːr.iˌnoʊt/ specialized
a document that contains a promise to pay a stated amount of money to a stated person either on a fixed date or when the money is demanded
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