statement or idea on which reasoning is based.

Since all men are mortal and Socrates is a man, Socrates is mortal.
("all men are mortal" and "Socrates is a man") are the PREMISES, while "Socrates is mortal" is the conclusion.
by Fruitfulness August 03, 2008
Word often used by cops or bouncers instead of "place", to make them sound smarter than they are.
Mate, I'm asking you again to vacate the premises.
by crackettt January 11, 2007
Used by Police to state that they are stupid and don't understand that the singular of premises is still premises
We need to do a search of this premise
by Purple Parakeet November 24, 2014

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