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PROMISOR. One who makes a promise.
     2. The promisor is bound to fulfill his promise, unless when it is contrary to law, as a promise to steal or to commit an assault and battery; when the fulfillment is prevented by the act of God, as where one has agreed to teach another drawing and he loses his sight, so that he cannot teach it; when the promisee prevents the promisor from doing what he agreed to do; when the promisor has been discharged from his promise by the promisee, when the promise, has been made without a sufficient consideration; and, perhaps, in some other cases, the duties of the promisor are at an end.

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Smart contracts make it the case that promisors will do precisely what they promise, radically strengthening promises.
The arguments catalogued thus far in favor of the second view draw attention to particular ways that the norms of contract law require different things of a promisor than the norms of morality.
promisee, or even to the promisor, whether a donative promise that
It clearly has something to say about why promising to do X imposes obligations of some form on the promisor, where a mere expression of a future intention to do X would not.
In such a case, one may not coerce a promisor to keep her word except to the extent that we count making a rebuke as a type of coercion.
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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.
It is not necessary that an economic or material loss be incurred by the promisee or benefit received by the promisor.
Since either the promisor or the endorser(s) could be the actual borrower(s), we included both kinds of signatories in our totals, taking care to eliminate all double counting.
Unquestionably, the promises given in this case were intended by the promisors to be kept.
Second, promisors themselves prefer to be subject to the promisor expectation regime because it allows them to commit credibly to perform their promises.
disaffirm the contract and get his money back when the promisor happens