Economic Definition of promissory note. Defined.
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Term promissory note Definition: A written agreement to pay a specific amount of money at a specific time to a specific person with a specific interest rate charged until repayment is accomplished. Promissory notes are the most common method of formalizing consumer loan contracts. If you've borrowed the money needed to buy a house or car, then you've undoubtedly signed a promissory note. Promissory notes are also frequently used by businesses and government to borrow funds.