Associations to the word «Premise»


PREMISE, noun. A proposition antecedently supposed or proved; something previously stated or assumed as the basis of further argument; a condition; a supposition.
PREMISE, noun. (logic) Any of the first propositions of a syllogism, from which the conclusion is deduced.
PREMISE, noun. (usually in the plural) (legal) Matters previously stated or set forth; especially, 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.
PREMISE, noun. (usually in the plural) A piece of real estate; a building and its adjuncts (in this sense, used most often in the plural form).
PREMISE, noun. The fundamental concept that drives the plot of a film or other story.
PREMISE, verb. To state or assume something as a proposition to an argument.
PREMISE, verb. To make a premise.
PREMISE, verb. To set forth beforehand, or as introductory to the main subject; to offer previously, as something to explain or aid in understanding what follows.
PREMISE, verb. To send before the time, or beforehand; hence, to cause to be before something else; to employ previously.

Dictionary definition

PREMISE, noun. 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".
PREMISE, verb. Set forth beforehand, often as an explanation; "He premised these remarks so that his readers might understand".
PREMISE, verb. 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".
PREMISE, verb. Take something as preexisting and given.

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