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pledge

(plej) a solemn statement of intention.
Nightingale pledge  a statement of principles for the nursing profession, formulated by a committee in 1893 and subscribed to by student nurses at the time of the capping ceremonies.
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The subject matter of the pledge may be increased by the pledgor after the conclusion of the contract.
The agreement assigns the dividend and voting rights on the pledged stock to the pledgor (not A), as long as there is no default on the note.
The court itself recognized the critical importance of promise in distinguishing among the cases when it stated at the conclusion of its opinion (after citing Bever) that "where a subscription is unequivocal the pledgor should be made to keep his word.