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The word premise came from Latin "praemisus" meaning "placed in front".

See Premise (film) for an article discussing the use of the word in the film industry
  • A premise (sometimes spelled "premiss" in philosophy) is a statement, usually put forth as part of a logical argument, that will be presumed true for the purposes of that argument. Naturally, the accuracy of a given conclusion is dependent on the truth of the chosen premises.

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Premises are land and buildings together considered as a place of business. This usage arose from property owners finding the word in their title deeds, where it originally correctly meant "the aforementioned; what this document is about".

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