- 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.
Origin of premise
Related formsre·prem·ise, verb, re·prem·ised, re·prem·is·ing.
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.”
Examples from the Web for premised
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