Premise Prem"ise, n.; pl. {Premises}. [Written also, less properly, {premiss}.] [F. pr['e]misse, fr. L. praemissus, p. p. of praemittere to send before; prae before + mittere to send. See {Mission}.] 1. A proposition antecedently supposed or proved; something previously stated or assumed as the basis of further argument; a condition; a supposition. [1913 Webster]

The premises observed, Thy will by my performance shall be served. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. (Logic) Either of the first two propositions of a syllogism, from which the conclusion is drawn. [1913 Webster]

Note: ``All sinners deserve punishment: A B is a sinner.'' [1913 Webster] These propositions, which are the premises, being true or admitted, the conclusion follows, that A B deserves punishment. [1913 Webster]

While the premises stand firm, it is impossible to shake the conclusion. --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster]

3. pl. (Law) Matters previously stated or set forth; esp., that part in the beginning of a deed, the office of which is to express the grantor and grantee, and the land or thing granted or conveyed, and all that precedes the habendum; the thing demised or granted. [1913 Webster]

4. pl. A piece of real estate; a building and its adjuncts; as, to lease premises; to trespass on another's premises. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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