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prōmissĭo , ōnis f. promitto.
I. In gen., a promising, promise (class. only in sing.; prop. the act of promising; cf. promissum, the thing promised): “provinciae,Cic. Att. 8, 9, 4: “auxilii,id. Fam. 4, 13, 1: “scelerum,id. Phil. 8, 3, 10; cf. Don. Ter. And. 2, 3, 27.—
II. In partic., rhet. t. t., a promising: “tum promissio, si audierint, probaturos,Cic. de Or. 2, 83, 339; 3, 53, 205.
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