One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Conveying, implying, or having the character of a promise; especially (Grammar) designating a verbal mood which expresses a promise.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Naunton's Fragmenta Regalia. From post-classical Latin promissivus conveying, implying, or having the character of a promise from classical Latin prōmiss-, past participial stem of prōmittere + -īvus.
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