- 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
I am wholly unable to discern any connexion between the premisses of these critics and their conclusions.
The conclusion could not go beyond the premisses, because the questioner could not go beyond the admissions of the respondent.
But whatever the Figure of the premisses, only two terms can be distributed.
The premisses considered the peticoners do professe vnto all both frinds and Enemyes.London and the Kingdom - Volume III|Reginald R. Sharpe
For if our premisses are only hypothetically true, how can they lead to conclusions which can be declared absolutely true?