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doc Definition of premise
    English to English
  • 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.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • A proposition antecedently supposed or proved; something previously stated or assumed as the basis of further argument; a condition; a supposition.
  • source: Webster 1913
  • set forth beforehand, often as an explanation
  • He premised these remarks so that his readers might understand.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • 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.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • take something as preexisting and given
  • source: WordNet 3.0
  • To send before the time, or beforehand; hence, to cause to be before something else; to employ previously.
  • source: Webster 1913
  • To make a premise; to set forth something as a premise.
  • source: Webster 1913
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