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Hang on! word (n.) Old English word "speech, talk, utterance, sentence, statement, [...]


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word (n.)

Old English word "speech, talk, utterance, sentence, statement, news, report, word," from Proto-Germanic *wurdan (source also of Old Saxon, Old Frisian word, Dutch woord, Old High German, German wort, Old Norse orð, Gothic waurd), from PIE *were- (3) "speak, say" (see verb).

The meaning "promise" was in Old English, as was the theological sense. In the plural, the meaning "verbal altercation"
Phillpots
I promise to pay the bearer on demand the sum of...

&

Your word of honour meaning...

Next in my opinion is shake hands on it.

Then it is a contract between two or more people.
Saturday 9 December 2017, 19:35:54
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