- 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.
Words nearby premise
Origin of premise
OTHER WORDS FROM premisere·prem·ise, verb, re·prem·ised, re·prem·is·ing.
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.”
Examples from the Web for premiss
But if this be the case, it is a result to be demonstrated, not a premiss from which to start in defining truth and falsehood.The Analysis of Mind|Bertrand Russell
If one premiss is negative, one of the Extremes must be excluded in whole or in part from the Middle term.Logic, Inductive and Deductive|William Minto
Let us also premiss, following the opinions of the ancients,30 that virtue is a harmony, and wickedness the opposite.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 2|Plotinos (Plotinus)
Also, that if one premiss is negative, the conclusion will be negative.
But Bismark's premiss and conclusion are alike vicious, and no one knows that better than himself.