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Definition of: PREMISE

premise
(n.) A proposition antecedently supposed or proved; something previously stated or assumed as the basis of further argument; a condition; a supposition.
(n.) Either of the first two propositions of a syllogism, from which the conclusion is drawn.
(n.) 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.
(n.) A piece of real estate; a building and its adjuncts; as, to lease premises; to trespass on another's premises.
(n.) To send before the time, or beforehand; hence, to cause to be before something else; to employ previously.
(n.) 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.
(v. i.) To make a premise; to set forth something as a premise.

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emprise
(n.) An enterprise; endeavor; adventure.
(n.) The qualifies which prompt one to undertake difficult and dangerous exploits.
(v. t.) To undertake.