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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pre·mise /ˈprɛməs ||prɪˈmaɪz/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pre·mise v. t. [imp. & p. p. Premised p. pr. & vb. n. Premising.]
 1. To send before the time, or beforehand; hence, to cause to be before something else; to employ previously. [Obs.]
    The premised flames of the last day.   --Shak.
    If venesection and a cathartic be premised.   --E. Darwin.
 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.
    I premise these particulars that the reader may know that I enter upon it as a very ungrateful task.   --Addison.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prem·ise n.; pl. Premises  [Written also, less properly, premiss.]
 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 punishment.
    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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pre·mise v. i. To make a premise; to set forth something as a premise.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : 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" [syn:
           premiss, assumption]
      v 1: set forth beforehand, often as an explanation; "He premised
           these remarks so that his readers might understand"
      2: 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" [syn: precede, preface,
      3: take something as preexisting and given [syn: premiss]