pre·mise /ˈprɛməs ||prɪˈmaɪz/
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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.
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.
Pre·mise v. i. To make a premise; to set forth something as a premise.
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:
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]