(redirected from promisees)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
References in periodicals archive ?
All these reasons largely derive from the context in which the promise takes place, from the nature of the relationship between the promisor and the promisee, from the expectations created by the promise in the promisee, etc.
A promisor cannot discharge her moral obligation merely by paying the promisee its value.
action or forbearance on the part of the promisee or a third person and
This Article avoids doctrinal difficulties by labeling as a "donee beneficiary" if the purpose of the promisee was to make a gift or to confer a right on a third person by contract without consideration.
promisee, or even to the promisor, whether a donative promise that
(141.) For a suggestion that such a rebuke is a type of authoritative pressure, see Margaret Gilbert, Scanlon on Promissory Obligation: The Problem of Promisees' Rights, 101 J.
(126) Few, if any, promisees understand with confidence what such
In practice, jilted promisees are not indifferent between damages and performance.
In Sense and Sensibility, not only words (both implicit and explicit performatives (8)) but--and more important for Jane Austen--actions that occur in public may constitute a binding promise, both in the eyes of the promisee and the community who observes such actions.
(37) It consists of something of value (38) that has been bargained for and received by a promisor from a promisee, which motivated a person to take some action, such as engaging in a legal act.
Successor promisees, like original promisees, are free to contract away
(128) It is a moral commitment as to a future act, one that allows the person to whom it is made (the promisee) to convert his hope into an expectation.