Premising
Premise Pre*mise", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Premised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Premising}.] [From L. praemissus, p. p., or E. premise, n. See {Premise}, n.] 1. To send before the time, or beforehand; hence, to cause to be before something else; to employ previously. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The premised flames of the last day. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

If venesection and a cathartic be premised. --E. Darwin. [1913 Webster]

2. To set forth beforehand, or as introductory to the main subject; to offer previously, as something to explain or aid in understanding what follows; especially, to lay down premises or first propositions, on which rest the subsequent reasonings. [1913 Webster]

I premise these particulars that the reader may know that I enter upon it as a very ungrateful task. --Addison. [1913 Webster]


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