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Definitions of premise

  1.   a 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
  2.   take something as preexisting and given
  3.   furnish with a preface or introduction She always precedes her lectures with a joke He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution
  4.   set forth beforehand often as an explanation He premised these remarks so that his readers might understand
  5.   A proposition antecedently supposed or proved something previously stated or assumed as the basis of further argument a condition a supposition
  6.   Either of the first two propositions of a syllogism from which the conclusion is drawn
  7.   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
  8.   A piece of real estate a building and its adjuncts as to lease premises to trespass on another's premises
  9.   To send before the time or beforehand hence to cause to be before something else to employ previously
  10.   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
  11.   To make a premise to set forth something as a premise
  12.   To state in advance as an explanation
  13.   To make an explanation beforehand
  14.   A statement accepted as true from which a conclusion is drawn
  15.   That which is premised a proposition antecedently supposed or proved for after reasoning logic one of the two propositions in a syllogism from which the conclusion is drawn the thing set forth in the beginning of a deed pl a building and its adjuncts
  16.   To send or state before the rest to make an introduction to lay down propositions for subsequent reasonings
  17.   A proposition laid down or proven as a basis for argument
  18.   To state or lay down first
  19.   To state in advance
  20.   A proposition laid down as a basis of reasoning
  21.   A distinct portion of land with its appurtenances
  22.   A preposition antecedently assumed or laid down
  23.   The two propositions of a syllogism called respectively major and minor from which the conclusion is deduced subject matter of a conveyance or deed as set forth in the beginning a building and its adjuncts
  24.   To speak or write previously or as introductory to the main subject to lay down as propositions to reason from
  25.   To state antecedent propositions
  26.   To speak or write as introductory to the main subject to explain or offer previously to lay down as first propositions on which the subsequent ones are based

Quotes of premise

  1. Knowledge is power Information is liberating Education is the premise of progress in every society in every family – Kofi Annan
  2. All of the factors that make up a quality city safe streets high paying jobs strong neighborhoods etc emanate from a strong educational premise – Alan Autry
  3. I am truly free only when all human beings men and women are equally free The freedom of other men far from negating or limiting my freedom is on the contrary its necessary premise and confirmation – Mikhail Bakunin
  4. The premise of this foundation is one life on this planet is no more valuable than the next – Melinda Gates
  5. Well your premise is correct that we have to first guard against those who have an affiliation with terrorists and a connection and so we have watch lists and systems that can make that connection – Asa Hutchinson
  6. As you know Social Security functions under the premise that today's workers will help finance benefits for retirees and that these workers will then be supported by the next generation of workers paying into the same system – Steve Israel
  7. Essential to the theory of evolution is the premise that everything has come into being by itself – Walter Lang
  8. I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders not more followers – Ralph Nader
  9. If your basic premise about the fundamental purpose of our government is that it must provide for the common defense then no other position is possible – Don Nickles
  10. I have always loved science fiction One of my favorite shows is 'Star Trek I like the trips where it drops my mind off because they give you a premise and all of a sudden you say 'Oh and I'm fascinated by it – Leslie Nielsen
  11. Tonight we gather to affirm the greatness of our nation not because of the height of our skyscrapers or the power of our military or the size of our economy Our pride is based on a very simple premise summed up in a declaration made over two hundred years ago – Barack Obama
  12. Germany I think was first to substitute a Social Security program for its elderly based on this premise that is that we would tax workers to pay retirement benefits for those retired – John Shadegg
  13. Stories had always been told about male genies coming out of bottles but they were usually fat old men Never had the genie been a gorgeous woman so that idea really appealed to me and I created the series based on that premise – Sidney Sheldon
  14. The basic premise of this is that yes people have learned to clone each other but that cloning is illegal Not that it's bad just that the law as it is now is that if you die you're dead – Roger Spottiswoode

Usage examples for premise

  1. And indeed the elderly gentleman was a person of whom one might premise judging by his voice and appearance that he would probably make himself at home anywhere – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  2. “ I therefore premise that those who may be tempted to take up this publication merely with a view of seeking aliment for their enmity will in more respects than one probably find themselves disappointed ” – Paris As It Was and As It Is by Francis W. Blagdon
  3. It may take for instance as its major premise Love is the divine secret of blessedness – The Five Great Philosophies of Life by William de Witt Hyde
  4. Granting this premise then what should follow next – As It Was in the Beginning by Philip Verrill Mighels
  5. “ I only premise that I have left the facts of the history unaltered even in the names and that I believe them to be in every particular true – Stories of Childhood by Various
  6. There must be as little disturbance as possible of the premise of a self contained community – Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann
  7. Indeed in a land so peculiarly adapted to their cultivation it is difficult to account for this neglect if you admit the premise that Americans are civilized and intellectual – Success With Small Fruits by E. P. Roe
  8. The premise of the suffrage argument that the woman in industry needs the ballot in order to get fair treatment is the assumption that she now fails to get as fair treatment as is given the industrial man and that this is due to the fact that she has no vote –  by
  9. Here again Ogilvie has not so much a unity of structure in view as a unity of the passions and it is this particular theme which generally guides his discourse it is the general premise upon which his inquiry depends and on which his major justification of lyric poetry is based – An Essay on the Lyric Poetry of the Ancients by John Ogilvie Commentator: Wallace Jackson
  10. The real nerve of the thinking of a mind so vehement so passionate so essentially dramatic is to be sought not in some principle which was the major premise of his syllogisms but in some pervading emotion – Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle by H. N. Brailsford
  11. In such a case it is impossible to premise to what clouds of self delusion an imaginative man will not rise – Essays Æsthetical by George Calvert
  12. The ballooning exploits which however we have now to recount had quite another and more special object consistently in view that of scientific investigation and we would here premise that the proper appreciation of these investigations will depend on a due understanding of the attendant circumstances as also of the constant characteristic behaviour of balloons whether despatched for mere travel or research – The Dominion of the Air by J. M. Bacon
  13. This I thought fit to premise before the lives of Pelopidas and Marcellus who were both great men but who both fell by their own rashness – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  14. “ I suppose that the chief premise for my hospitality towards the religious testimony of others is my conviction that normal or sane consciousness is so small a part of actual experience – The Letters of William James, Vol. II by William James
  15. As a matter of course the argument was built upon the premise that the so called Confederate States were never legally separated from the Union but were bound by all the obligations and entitled to all the privileges of other States ” – The Struggle between President Johnson and Congress over Reconstruction by Charles Ernest Chadsey
  16. “ Edward clearly found himself able to accept only the premise – The Awkward Age by Henry James
  17. As is well known the premise of this prevision is in the actual conditions of present capitalist production – Essays on the Materialistic Conception of History by Antonio Labriola
  18. If she the Tocsin knew then his mind was working subconsciously leaping from premise to a dimly seen half formed conclusion while his eyes travelled rapidly over the written lines – The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  19. And his rage was based upon the premise that Lawler was guilty – The Trail Horde by Charles Alden Seltzer
  20. The point is that whoever removed the needle pricked himself and yet did not die of the venom unless it was a person not under our observation an unlikely premise – The Film Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve