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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  The  premises  observed,  Thy  will  by  my  performance 
  shall  be  served.  --Shak. 
  2.  (Logic)  Either  of  the  first  two  propositions  of  a 
  syllogism,  from  which  the  conclusion  is  drawn. 
  Note:  ``All  sinners  deserve  punishment:  A  B  is  a  sinner.'' 
  These  propositions,  which  are  the  premises,  being  true 
  or  admitted,  the  conclusion  follows,  that  A  B  deserves 
  While  the  premises  stand  firm,  it  is  impossible 
  to  shake  the  conclusion.  --Dr.  H.  More 
  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. 
  4.  pl  A  piece  of  real  estate;  a  building  and  its  adjuncts; 
  as  to  lease  premises;  to  trespass  on  another's  premises. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  land  and  buildings  together  considered  as  a  place  of 
  business;  "bread  is  baked  on  the  premises" 

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