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Noun

Singular
premise

Plural
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  1. A proposition antecedently supposed or proved; something previously stated or assumed as the basis of further argument; a condition; a supposition.
  2. (logic) Either of the first two propositions of a syllogism, from which the conclusion is deduced.
  3. 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. A piece of real estate; a building and its adjuncts (in this sense, used most often in the plural form).
    trespass on another’s premises

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Verb

Infinitive
to premise

Third person singular
premis

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to premise (third-person singular simple present premis, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To state or assume something as a proposition to an argument
  2. To make a premise

Italian

Verb

premise

  1. Third-person singular past historic of premettere.

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