premises vs premise

premises premise


  • 1) land, and all the built structures on it, especially when considered as a single place.
  • 2) law (plural only; not used in singular form) The subject of a conveyance or deed
  • 3) logic Plural form of premise.
  • 4) land and the buildings on it


  • 1) A proposition antecedently supposed or proved; something previously stated or assumed as the basis of further argument; a condition; a supposition.
  • 2) usually plural, 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.
  • 3) usually plural A piece of real estate; a building and its adjuncts (in this sense, used most often in the plural form).
  • 4) logic Any of the first propositions of a syllogism, from which the conclusion is deduced.
  • 5) A building or particular portion of a building.
  • 6) Land, the buildings on it, or both the land and the buildings on it.
  • 7) Law The part of a deed that states the details of the conveyance of the property.
  • 8) Either the major or the minor proposition of a syllogism, from which the conclusion is drawn.
  • 9) A proposition upon which an argument is based or from which a conclusion is drawn.
  • 10) One of the propositions in a deductive argument.
  • 11) (Logic) Either of the first two propositions of a syllogism, from which the conclusion is drawn.
  • 12) (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.
  • 13) A piece of real estate; a building and its adjuncts
  • 14) A condition set forth; a supposition.
  • 15) Hence plural The subject of a conveyance; lands and houses or tenements; a house or building and the outhouses and places belonging to it.
  • 16) A judgment causing another judgment; a proposition belief in which leads to the belief in another proposition called a conclusion; a proposition from which, with or without others, something is inferred or concluded.
  • 17) plural In law, what has been stated before or above (in a document); the aforesaid.
  • 18) To state or assume something as a proposition to an argument
  • 19) To make a premise
  • 20) set forth beforehand, often as an explanation
  • 21) furnish with a preface or introduction
  • 22) Tosendbeforethetime.
  • 23) To state or assume as a proposition in an argument.
  • 24) To state in advance as an introduction or explanation.
  • 25) To provide a basis for; base.
  • 26) To make a premise; to set forth something as a premise.
  • 27) 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.
  • 28) obsolete To send before the time, or beforehand; hence, to cause to be before something else; to employ previously.


  • 1) It is the owner's desire to foster a commercial advantage by inviting persons to visit the premises that justifies imposition of a higher duty.
  • 2) ‘The Commissioners' case that the Playgroup operates as a business on the premises must therefore be based on the nature and operation of the playgroup itself.’
  • 3) ‘The expansive lodge he built on the premises was a prefabricated building, one of the first of its kind, and was delivered to Sedgefields by train.’
  • 4) ‘One cold morning in 1999 a carton box was found on the premises of a church building in Kabwata.’
  • 5) ‘Lord Reid did not believe there could be delegation where the licensee remained on the premises.’
  • 6) ‘No other witness has even suggested that Mr C was on the premises after the court order.’
  • 7) ‘The couple, who also run a jewellery repair service on the premises, are urging businesses and organisations in the town to pledge items which can be sold to the highest bidder on the night.’
  • 8) ‘Munich's huge central station has almost every service imaginable on the premises from a hotel to a beauty salon/massage parlor.’
  • 9) ‘The minister was furious and ordered the club immediately closed for permitting indecent behavior on the premises, the official said.’
  • 10) ‘The movement restrictions must therefore apply to all bovine animals on the premises.’
  • 11) ‘There were no Cuban government officials anywhere on the premises, not even in the building, much less in the room.’
  • 12) ‘German police called to a break-in at an apartment in the northern town of Itzstedt found the intruder still on the premises and hiding under a kitchen cabinet.’
  • 13) ‘According to the director, the company may look at installing another business on the premises, or may opt to lease the property.’
  • 14) ‘I award nothing for the value of the equipment left on the premises or the loss of value of premises and leasehold improvements.’
  • 15) ‘The occupants were present on the premises and, your Honours, the events were such as were likely to cause distress.’
  • 16) ‘A true copy of the notice should be served on the tenant or posted in a conspicuous place on the premises.’


  • 1) The premise that good head teachers can improve schools is the heart of the problem.
  • 2) Their secret is to coincide their tech refresh with a move to new, cheaper premises.
  • 3) They both lived in the business premises and family home in Lincoln.
  • 4) The basic premise is that a time machine has been stolen by a master criminal, who goes back in time to change history.
  • 5) LK writes: We want to move business premises to reduce costs.
  • 6) They constantly bounce ideas off each other, work on the premise that anything is possible and are so in tune that they finish each other's sentences.
  • 7) Some churches are very happy to have their premises used by groups.
  • 8) Many of them work in partnerships and own their business premises jointly.
  • 9) The trainers then have to pay a club to work on the premises.
  • 10) Many will question the premise of his argument.
  • 11) Does your church rent a portion of its premises to one or more outside groups?
  • 12) The premise in his new book is that history ought always to repeat itself.
  • 13) The basic premise of sport is that participants are there to win.
  • 14) Running costs will be shared between licensed premises.
  • 15) My husband wants to take this within the next year and let his business premises to supplement the income.
  • 16) He was a solicitor and was using my room as a temporary convenience until his new premises were ready.
  • 17) Mostly period flats above commercial premises.
  • 18) In football, there is no more beautiful premise than the idea that attack always wins out.
  • 19) The film's premise serves no purpose.
  • 20) The premise of the programme was simple: are people kind?
  • 21) The company provides about 60 per cent of its product to the public sector and commercial premises.
  • 22) It has a cute premise, one rich in comic and dramatic potential.
  • 23) The premises must also have a suitable design and layout, and measures must be in place to ensure its security.
  • 24) The judge below had said that the claimant was on the premises for the purpose of using the machine which was the cause of his accident.
  • 25) In fact, you could probably predict the outcome, given only the most basic idea of the premise.
  • 26) The premise of this programme is that it's meant to be funny, a cringing trip down memory lane.
  • 27) They're broke roommates, so they go for the title premise and in the process discover their love, giving the movie its one moment of genuine emotion.
  • 28) I don't believe that your premise is accurate when we say we have to cut.
  • 29) While your premise is a good point, I just have one question ..
  • 30) Now that this premise is being accepted, what other non-armed conflict where self-defense is important for the State ‘situation’ would be appropriate for continued expansion of drone usage?
  • 31) Yes, you read that right and the premise is as ridiculous as it sounds.
  • 32) But supposing that such a premise is accurate (struggling women need support to get contraceptives), I think there might actually be an economic argument as to why it would be helpful to help women purchase contraceptives.
  • 33) The base of the premise is the old Trapped In TV Land idea, turned Up To Eleven.
  • 34) If your premise is actually good enough to read, making it clear to us can only help you.
  • 35) ‘A valid inference is one where the conclusion follows from the premiss.’
  • 36) ‘More formally, the conclusion of a deduction follows necessarily from the premisses.’
  • 37) ‘Such propositions appear only as premises, never as conclusions.’
  • 38) ‘It seems laughable to conclude from these premisses that a and b are identical to some respect.’
  • 39) ‘It is the fundamental premise of the theory of evolution.’
  • 40) ‘The fundamental premise of the report is that violence is both predictable and preventable.’
  • 41) ‘The central premise of the theory is that disorder operates on honest people and on the disorderly in different ways.’
  • 42) ‘I thought the fundamental premise of this article was unsound.’
  • 43) ‘Two objections, however, are thrown up by the premises of neoliberal theory itself.’
  • 44) ‘Does evidence from Japan challenge basic premises of current psychological theories?’
  • 45) ‘The fundamental premise of the publication is that early design for space travel was influenced largely by science fiction.’
  • 46) ‘The primary premise of this theory is that although errors can occur within highly reliable organizations, they rarely do so.’
  • 47) ‘I would have called it a fine book were it not for disagreeing with its fundamental premise that men were inevitably opposed to women's advances.’
  • 48) ‘Even if its fundamental premise is slightly flawed, the film manages to work to a great extent.’
  • 49) ‘Throughout the book numerous studies are given as premises for the theories Buss poses, along with many case study examples.’
  • 50) ‘Darwin based his theory on scientific hypothesis and not metaphysical premises.’
  • 51) ‘The basic premise behind this book is that we have these ‘chance’ meetings with people, that are anything but chance.’
  • 52) ‘Each constitution has been premised on the belief that rights are granted to citizens by the state.’
  • 53) ‘At the beginning of his Memorial, the writer premises his argument on religious values.’
  • 54) ‘The problem is that the argument is premised on a falsehood.’
  • 55) ‘But he cannot invoke this common-sense reason for setting aside history, for his entire theory is premised on the idea that justice is a matter of ‘history’ not ‘end states’.’
  • 56) ‘However, literary evaluations that fluctuate like fashions are premised on what is the latest: that is, whatever is new is good.’
  • 57) ‘The schemes are premised on procurement of cost-effective drugs in right quantities; selection of reliable suppliers; timely delivery; and achievement of lowest possible total cost.’
  • 58) ‘The Court noted that Section 16 made it an offence for a licensee knowingly to harbour or suffer to remain on his premises any constable on duty.’
  • 59) ‘Significantly, five of the six concurring justices premised their decision on the right of privacy.’
  • 60) ‘Having premised his freedom on the absolute rejection of the above ground, Daniel discovers his freedom in solitude to be more terrifying, if possible, than the terror of the fugitive.’
  • 61) ‘Spenser, therefore, premised his attack on the jury system on his ethnological view of Irish society.’
  • 62) ‘The argument is premised on the assumption of formal equality of individuals.’
  • 63) ‘Which is to say that on these premises it makes no sense to attribute consciousness to another human being at all.’
  • 64) ‘In his concluding remarks, he rather defensively explains: ‘This book was always premised to be about my country, not about the Balkans or any other foreign country.’’
  • 65) ‘In several obvious ways, the way John represented his interest premises the idea that fans are consumerists.’

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