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


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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : land and buildings together considered as a place of
          business; "bread is baked on the premises"