English - English Dictionary

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premisea 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"
major premisethe premise of a syllogism that contains the major term (which is the predicate of the conclusion)
minor premisethe premise of a syllogism that contains the minor term (which is the subject of the conclusion)
premisesland and buildings together considered as a place of business; "bread is baked on the premises"
premisetake something as preexisting and given
premisefurnish with a preface or introduction; "She always precedes her lectures with a joke"; "He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution"
premiseset forth beforehand, often as an explanation; "He premised these remarks so that his readers might understand"