Also premiss. Logic. a proposition supporting or helping to support a conclusion.
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.
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.
to state or assume a 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.”
- re·prem·ise, verb, re·prem·ised, re·prem·is·ing.
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How to use premise in a sentence
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 Zionist dream was premised on the idea of kibbutz galuyot, gathering the Jews together from the far corners of Exile.
The series is premised on the idea that you'll see all the episodes, and then watch them again.
But Massad is right in describing Zionism as being premised on Jewish distinctiveness.
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
The arguments against voter ID are largely premised on the difficulty many poorer Americans face obtaining ID.
This being premised, I take the benefit of the act of going backwards myself.The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman | Laurence Sterne
It must be premised that the two professions are intended for gentlemen, and gentlemen only—men of birth and education.The Fitz-Boodle Papers | William Makepeace Thackeray
This premised, we are aware of little else that can fairly be alleged against this very fine picture.
"Oh, I thought everyone had heard of Curat's cat," premised Alec.Jethou | E. R. Suffling
We must now come to the third part of the battle, as it was arranged (as we have before premised) by the Prince of Orange.The Eve of All-Hallows, v. 2 of 3 | Matthew Weld Hartstonge
British Dictionary definitions for premise
Also: premiss logic a statement that is assumed to be true for the purpose of an argument from which a conclusion is drawn
(when tr, may take a clause as object) to state or assume (a proposition) as a premise in an argument, theory, etc
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