One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A renewed or further promise.
with object To promise again.
Late 15th century. From re- + promise. Compare classical Latin reprōmissum formal promise, Middle French repromise promise<br>late 15th century (in an earlier sense). From re- + promise. Compare classical Latin reprōmittere, Old French repromettre to promise in one's turn, Middle French, French repromettre to promise again, renew a promise.
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