- 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.
verb (used with object), prem·ised, prem·is·ing.
verb (used without object), prem·ised, prem·is·ing.
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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.
Example sentences from the Web for premise
Another company on the Mexico side of the border is pitching its own plan with a similar premise.Morning Report: Turning Border Sewage Into Local Water|Voice of San Diego|November 20, 2020|Voice of San Diego
It’s hard to tell where “Godfall” goes from here, but I can’t in good conscience call it a bad game, despite its hokey premise and boring features.‘Godfall’ impressions: A solid, sometimes boring adventure|Gene Park|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
This is definitely not Marvel's version of Thor, and while it shares a basic premise with the recent Netflix YA drama, Ragnarok, both visually and tonally, it's a very different beast.Mortal’s brooding take on Thor is the antithesis to Marvel’s incarnation|Jennifer Ouellette|November 9, 2020|Ars Technica
The fact that this 2011 show has gotten a billion spinoffs with essentially the same premise should give you a clue about its staying power.This Weekend: Escape This Messy World With a Memoir|Joshua Eferighe|November 6, 2020|Ozy
If that’s the case in some key swing states, the entire premise could get flipped.Five Supreme Court rulings that signal what to expect next|Bobbie Johnson|October 30, 2020|MIT Technology Review
The series is premised on the idea that you'll see all the episodes, and then watch them again.
As recently as 2008, McCain premised much of his presidential campaign on his support for the Iraq troop surge.The Wars Condoleezza Rice & John McCain Left Out of Their RNC Speeches|Peter Beinart|August 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Football has always been my least favorite playground sport, as it is premised on speed and size, both of which I lack.
As an axiom it may be premised that the shorter the distance logs have to be transported, the less it costs to get them in.The Blazed Trail|Stewart Edward White
This premised, is there, think you, anything remarkable in Sir Charless demeanor?Recollections of a Policeman|William Russell (aka Thomas Waters)
With this premised, I think we may be justified in connecting the following words with one another.
It should be premised that in each collection the subject stands as a title at the head of each piece.Anglo-Saxon Literature|John Earle
During the whole of that month, it ought to be premised, I had not dared to speak of love to Anneke.Satanstoe|James Fenimore Cooper