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ὑπόσχεσ-ις, εως, ἡ, (ὑπισχνέομαι) undertaking, engagement, promise, οὐδέ τοι ἐκτελέουσιν ὑπόσχεσιν ἥν περ ὑπέσταν Il.2.286; τέλεσόν μοι ὑ. ἥν περ ὑπέστης Od.10.483; τὴν ὑ. ἐκτελέσαι Hdt.5.35; κραίνειν A.Supp.368; ἀποδιδόναι Isoc.15.75, cf. Pl.Men.77a; ὑ. ἀπολαβεῖν to receive the fulfilment of a promise, X.Smp.3.3; ἀπαιτεῖν τὰς ὑ. to demand their fulfilment, Arist.EN1164a17; ὑ. ψεύσασθαι to fail in its performance, Aeschin.1.143; μεγάλας ποιεῖσθαι τὰς ὑ. Isoc.4.14; ἡ ὑ. ἀπέβη was accomplished, Th.4.39; δύο ὑποσχέσεις, τὴν μὲν ἀναπρᾶξαι, τὴν δὲ αὐτὸς ἀποδοῦναι Id.2.95; ἐξ ὑποσχέσεως according to engagement, CIG2713 (Labranda), cf. 2779 (Aphrodisias), IG4.203 (Isthmus).

II. promise to pay, ὀκτὼ δραχμῶν PCair.Zen. 736.25 (iii B. C.), cf. POxy.91.11 (ii A. D.); contract to execute work, farm land, etc., ib. 1117.6 (ii A. D.), PTeb.10.7 (ii B. C.).

III. profession of principles, Luc.Pisc.31.