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Definitions of premise

  1. a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn; "on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. take something as preexisting and given Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. furnish with a preface or introduction; "She always precedes her lectures with a joke"; "He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. set forth beforehand, often as an explanation; "He premised these remarks so that his readers might understand" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. A proposition antecedently supposed or proved; something previously stated or assumed as the basis of further argument; a condition; a supposition. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. Either of the first two propositions of a syllogism, from which the conclusion is drawn. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. A piece of real estate; a building and its adjuncts; as, to lease premises; to trespass on another's premises. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. To send before the time, or beforehand; hence, to cause to be before something else; to employ previously. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. To make a premise; to set forth something as a premise. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. To state in advance, as an explanation. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. To make an explanation beforehand. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. A statement accepted as true from which a conclusion is drawn. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. That which is premised: a proposition antecedently supposed or proved for after-reasoning: (logic) one of the two propositions in a syllogism from which the conclusion is drawn: the thing set forth in the beginning of a deed:-pl. a building and its adjuncts. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. To send or state before the rest: to make an introduction: to lay down propositions for subsequent reasonings. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. A proposition laid down or proven, as a basis for argument. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. To state, or lay down, first. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. To state in advance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. A proposition laid down as a basis of reasoning. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. A distinct portion of land with its appurtenances. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. A preposition antecedently assumed or laid down. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. The two propositions of a syllogism, called respectively major and minor, from which the conclusion is deduced, subject-matter of a conveyance or deed as set forth in the beginning; a building and its adjuncts. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. To speak or write previously, or as introductory to the main subject; to lay down as propositions to reason from. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. To state antecedent propositions. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. To speak or write as introductory to the main subject; to explain or offer previously; to lay down as first propositions on which the subsequent ones are based. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. Any assumption or information which forms the basis of a conclusion. thelawdictionary.org
  28. PREMISS, prem'is, n. that which is premised or stated at the outset: a proposition previously stated or proved for after-reasoning: (logic) one of the two propositions in a syllogism from which the conclusion is drawn: the thing set forth in the beginning of a deed.--n.pl. PREM'ISES, a building and its adjuncts. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  29. pr[=e]-m[=i]z', v.t. to send or state before the rest: to make an introduction: to lay down propositions for subsequent reasonings. [Fr.,--L. (sententia) præmissa, (a sentence) put before--præ, before, mitt[)e]re, missum, to send.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  30. -ss (as below), n. (Logic, often -ss) previous statement from which another is inferred, esp. MAJOR, MINOR, p. in syllogism; (pl.) the aforesaid, the foregoing, esp. (Law) the aforesaid houses, lands, or tenements; (pl.) house, building, with grounds& ap Concise Oxford Dictionary
  31. Say, write, (thing, that) by way of introduction. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  32. n. A proposition antecedently sup-posed or proved ;-each of the first two propositions of a syllogism from which the inference or conclusion is drawn ;-in law, that part in a deed, the office of which is to express the grantor and grantee, and the land or thing granted or conveyed ;-the subject matter of a deed ; lands or houses conveyed by deed ; hence, a building and its adjuncts. Cabinet Dictionary

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