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prem·ise

 (prĕm′ĭs)
n. also prem·iss (prĕm′ĭs)
1. A proposition upon which an argument is based or from which a conclusion is drawn.
2. Logic
a. One of the propositions in a deductive argument.
b. Either the major or the minor proposition of a syllogism, from which the conclusion is drawn.
3. premises
a. Land, the buildings on it, or both the land and the buildings on it.
b. A building or particular portion of a building.
c. Law The part of a deed that states the details of the conveyance of the property.
v. prem·ised, prem·is·ing, prem·is·es
1. To provide a basis for; base: "The American Revolution had been premised on a tacit bargain that regional conflicts would be subordinated to the need for unity among the states" (Ron Chernow).
2. To state or assume as a proposition in an argument.
3. To state in advance as an introduction or explanation.

[Middle English premisse, from Old French, from Medieval Latin praemissa (propositiō), (the proposition) put before, premise, from Latin, feminine past participle of praemittere, to set in front : prae-, pre- + mittere, to send.]
Word History: Why do we call a single building the premises? To answer this question, we must go back to the Middle Ages. The English word premises comes from the Latin praemissa, which is both a feminine singular and a neuter plural form of praemissus, the past participle of praemittere, "to send in advance, utter by way of preface, place in front, prefix." In Medieval Latin, the feminine form praemissa was often used with the sense "logical premise" in philosophical discussions, while the neuter plural praemissa was often used with the sense "things mentioned before" in legal documents. Latin praemissa was borrowed into Old French as premisse and thence into Middle English. In Middle English legal documents, the plural premisses came to be used with the sense "the property, collectively, which is specified in the beginning of a legal document and which is conveyed, as by grant." By the first half of the 1700s, this use of the word had given rise to the modern sense of premises, "a building with its grounds or appurtenances."

premises

(ˈprɛmɪsɪz)
pl n
1. (Commerce) a piece of land together with its buildings, esp considered as a place of business
2. (Law) law
a. (in a deed, etc) the matters referred to previously; the aforesaid; the foregoing
b. the introductory part of a grant, conveyance, etc
3. (Law) law (in the US) the part of a bill in equity that states the names of the parties, details of the plaintiff's claims, etc
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.premises - land and the buildings on itpremises - land and the buildings on it; "bread is baked on the premises"; "the were evicted from the premises"
land site, site - the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located); "a good site for the school"

premises

plural noun building(s), place, office, property, site, establishment The business has moved to new premises.
Translations
الـمَبْنَى وَالأَرَاضِي التَّابِعَه لَهُعِقار، المَنزِل والأراضي التابِعَه له
areálprostory
ejendomlokaliteter
alue
prostorije
épülethelyiség
svæîi
土地建物
부동산
telpas
förutsättningar
ที่ดินและสิ่งปลูกสร้าง
khuôn viên

premises

[ˈprɛmɪsɪz] npllocaux mpl
They're moving to new premises → Ils vont emménager dans de nouveaux locaux.
business premises → locaux commerciaux
the school premises → les locaux de l'école
on the premises (= in the place) → sur place (= in that place) → sur les lieux
The Director of the hostel lives on the premises → Le directeur de l'auberge vit sur place.
There is a kitchen on the premises → Il y a une cuisine sur place.
What were they doing on the premises at the weekend? → Que faisaient-ils sur les lieux pendant le week-end?

premises

[ˈprɛmɪsɪz] npllocale msg
on the premises → sul posto
he was asked to leave the premises → l'hanno invitato ad abbandonare il locale
business premises → locali commerciali

premises

(ˈpremisiz) noun plural
(a part of) a building and the area of ground belonging to it. These premises are used by the local football team.

premises

الـمَبْنَى وَالأَرَاضِي التَّابِعَه لَهُ prostory ejendom Gelände στεγασμένος χώρος local alue locaux prostorije locali 土地建物 부동산 huis eiendom lokal estabelecimento здание и прилегающая территория förutsättningar ที่ดินและสิ่งปลูกสร้าง bina ve etrafındaki arazi khuôn viên 地产
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With the customary infirmity of temper that characterizes this unhappy fowl, she appears by the fierceness of her beak and eye, and the general truculency of her attitude, to threaten mischief to the inoffensive community; and especially to warn all citizens careful of their safety against intruding on the premises which she overshadows with her wings.
I won't allow it; I won't have my premises spoiled.
Look ye, pudding-heads should never grant premises.
My boy, I hope you will always defend your sister, and give anybody who insults her a good thrashing -- that is as it should be; but mind, I won't have any election blackguarding on my premises.
Clare, who was in heart a poetical voluptuary, smiled as Miss Ophelia made her remark on his premises, and, turning to Tom, who was standing looking round, his beaming black face perfectly radiant with admiration, he said,
Your friend the artist will grant your premises, but deny your conclusion; he will maintain that notwithstanding this formidable list of confessed defects, there is still a something that is divine and unapproachable about the Old Master, and that there is no arguing the fact away by any system of reasoning whatsoever.
But it didn't matter much, because they was still on the premises somewheres.
Wilson said that he had three witnesses, the Misses Clarkson, who would testify that they met a veiled young woman leaving Judge Driscoll's premises by the back gate a few minutes after the cries for help were heard, and that their evidence, taken with certain circumstantial evidence which he would call to the court's attention to, would in his opinion convince the court that there was still one person concerned in this crime who had not yet been found, and also that a stay of proceedings ought to be granted, in justice to his clients, until that person should be discovered.
The prize was delivered to Tom with as much effusion as the superintendent could pump up under the circumstances; but it lacked somewhat of the true gush, for the poor fellow's instinct taught him that there was a mystery here that could not well bear the light, perhaps; it was simply preposterous that this boy had warehoused two thousand sheaves of Scriptural wisdom on his premises -- a dozen would strain his capacity, without a doubt.
Simpson was seldom at home, and even when she was, had little concern as to what happened on the premises.
An old man belonging to Colonel Lloyd, while thus engaged, happened to get beyond the limits of Colonel Lloyd's, and on the premises of Mr.
that, doubtless, was the name of her house: a neat orderly spot, I was sure; though I failed in my efforts to conceive a correct plan of the premises.