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premise

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/ 藞pr蓻m 瑟s /
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noun
Also premiss. Logic. a proposition supporting or helping to support a conclusion.
premises,
  1. a tract of land including its buildings.
  2. a building together with its grounds or other appurtenances.
  3. the property forming the subject of a conveyance or bequest.
Law.
  1. a basis, stated or assumed, on which reasoning proceeds.
  2. an earlier statement in a document.
  3. (in a bill in equity) the statement of facts upon which the complaint is based.
verb (used with object), prem路ised, prem路is路ing.
to set forth beforehand, as by way of introduction or explanation.
to assume, either explicitly or implicitly, (a proposition) as a premise for a conclusion.
verb (used without object), prem路ised, prem路is路ing.
to state or assume a premise.
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Origin of premise

First recorded in 1325鈥75; Middle English premiss, from Medieval Latin praemissa, noun use of feminine of Latin praemissus, past participle of praemittere 鈥渢o send before,鈥 equivalent to prae- 鈥渂efore, in front, ahead,鈥 + mittere 鈥渢o send鈥; see pre-

historical usage of premise

The noun premise (also spelled premiss ) entered English in the late 14th century, originally as a term used in logic to mean 鈥渆ach of the two propositions in a syllogism from which the conclusion is drawn,鈥 ultimately from the Latin phrase pr艒positi艒 praemissa 鈥減roposition (in a syllogism) set forth beforehand.鈥 Praemissa in this sense is a feminine singular adjective modifying the feminine singular noun pr艒positi艒. Praemissa is also a neuter plural past participle used as a noun meaning 鈥渕atters discussed or mentioned previously鈥 in legal documents, contracts, and wills.
By the second half of the 15th century, premiss acquired the further meaning 鈥渉ouses, buildings and lands previously specified in a deed,鈥 as on a sign prominently displayed above a bar 鈥淟icensed to retail beer, wine, spirits, and tobacco to be consumed on the premises.鈥

OTHER WORDS FROM premise

re路prem路ise, verb, re路prem路ised, re路prem路is路ing.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH premise

assumption, axiom, premise , presumption
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British Dictionary definitions for premise

premise

noun (藞pr蓻m瑟s)
Also: premiss logic a statement that is assumed to be true for the purpose of an argument from which a conclusion is drawn
verb (pr瑟藞ma瑟z, 藞pr蓻m瑟s)
(when tr, may take a clause as object) to state or assume (a proposition) as a premise in an argument, theory, etc

Word Origin for premise

C14: from Old French pr茅misse, from Medieval Latin praemissa sent on before, from Latin praemittere to dispatch in advance, from prae before + mittere to send
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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