Duhaime's Law Dictionary

Promisee Definition:

A person whom is to be the beneficiary of a promise, an obligation or a contract.

Related Terms: Promisor, Obligee, Creditor

A person whom is the recipient of a promise, an obligation or a contract, received from the promisor.

Synonymous to obligee.

The 14th edition of Wharton's Law Lexicon, published in 1938, included these two terms:

"Promisee, one to whom a promise has been made.

"Promisor, one who makes a promise."

Stewart Rapalje's dictionary:

"Promisee: one to whom a promise has been made."


  • Oppe, A. S., Wharton's Law Lexicon, 14th Ed. (London: Sweet & Maxwell, 1938), page 809.
  • Rapalje, Stewart and Lawrence, Robert, A Dictionary of American and English Law, Volume II (Jersey City: Frederick D. Linn & Co. Law Publishers and Booksellers, 1883), page 1023.

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