Talk:Promise

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Anyone know an exact definition for "to be on a promise"?

Does it have sexual connotations?

Definition[change source]

"When a person agrees to do something or to not do something, that person is making a promise"

Actually, from my knowledge, this is not a promise. A promise is actually agreeing with guarantee (though it can still be broken) that you'll do something or not do something. Merely agreeing to do or not do something is not actually a promise. Also, the article needs citations. —Mythdon [talk] [changes] 17:02, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

For example, you can "I promise that I'll do the laundry today". If they don't do the laundry on the day referred to as "today", they've broken their promise. You can say "I will do the laundry today" - to not do so is not necessarily breaking a promise. Please provide reliable sources for this article to support this definition. —Mythdon [talk] [changes] 17:05, 22 October 2009 (UTC)