- a tract of land including its buildings.
- a building together with its grounds or other appurtenances.
- the property forming the subject of a conveyance or bequest.
- a basis, stated or assumed, on which reasoning proceeds.
- an earlier statement in a document.
- (in a bill in equity) the statement of facts upon which the complaint is based.
Origin of premise
historical usage of premise
By the second half of the 15th century, premiss acquired the further meaning “houses, buildings and lands previously specified in a deed,” as on a sign prominently displayed above a bar “Licensed to retail beer, wine, spirits, and tobacco to be consumed on the premises.”
OTHER WORDS FROM premisere·prem·ise, verb, re·prem·ised, re·prem·is·ing.
Words nearby premise
How to use premise in a sentence
Somehow, an intriguing premise and two dynamic performers aren’t enough to save this movie from its almost unbearable tediousness.Zendaya and John David Washington deserve a better film than Malcolm & Marie|Alissa Wilkinson|February 5, 2021|Vox
The reason they do that is because they feel that they have a better opportunity to intimidate people on their way to a vote if it’s conducted at their own premises.Why Amazon’s $62 Million FTC Labor Settlement Is a Bigger Deal Than the Bezos News|Abby Vesoulis|February 4, 2021|Time
The premise was these household brands would subsidize my groceries in exchange for real-time data on the buying habits of shoppers like me.GameStop futures rally again. Should investors worry?|Bernhard Warner|February 3, 2021|Fortune
The company had pre-pandemic plans to build five to 10 more, but Covid-19 proved to be a mass blow for a retail store chain built on the premise of offering a space for children to play in-person around purchasable toys.‘A retail media company’: How CAMP wants its online content to eventually drive customers back to stores|Kayleigh Barber|February 3, 2021|Digiday
Also included in RISE is support for more than 2,200 APIs to integrate various on-premises, cloud and non-SAP systems, access to SAP’s low-code and no-code capabilities and, of course, its database and analytics offerings.SAP launches ‘RISE with SAP,’ a concierge service for digital transformation|Frederic Lardinois|January 27, 2021|TechCrunch
ThinkProgress calls the premise “uncomfortable and vaguely sad.”Your Husband Is Definitely Gay: TLC’s Painful Portrait of Mormonism|Samantha Allen|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The premise was simple: satire is devastating against tyrants.The Sony Hack and America’s Craven Capitulation To Terror|David Keyes|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The premise of the sketch was that sex was too spontaneous to be regulated, and the quiz show played that idea to the hilt.
But its premise—that jazz artists take themselves far too seriously—would get repeated again and again in subsequent days.
The only thing more horrifying than the premise of this video is the resolution.Marcel the Shell Returns, Potty-Mouthed Princesses, and More Viral Videos|Alex Chancey|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He based this plan upon the premise that democracy would be more successful if greater numbers of individuals were educated.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
Aristotle reasoned without sufficient certainty of the major premise of his syllogisms.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I|John Lord
Minor premise: Socrates is a man, including an individual in the general class.
The major term is usually the predicate of the major premise and the predicate of the conclusion.
If the major premise of this syllogism be granted, the conclusion is unquestionable.