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PROMISEE. A person to whom a promise has been made.
     2. In general a promisee can maintain an action on a promise made to him, but when the consideration moves not from the promisee, but some other person, the latter, and not the promisee, has a cause of action, because he is the person for whose use the contract was made. Latch, 272; Poph. 81; 3 Cro. 77; 1 Raym, 271, 368; 4 B. & Ad. 434; 1 N. & M. 303; S. C. Cowp. 437; S. C. Dougl. 142. But see Carth. 5 2 Ventr. 307; 9 M. & W. 92) 96.

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9) The American Law Institute's Model Code of Evidence also makes allowances for the use of a confession obtained by threats or promisees which are not likely to produce false statements.
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Is the civil law totally oblivious to Posner's image of the "enraged promisees [who wish to use] the tool of specific performance .