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premise

pre·mise

premise

 
 
pronunciation:
pre mihs
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a statement that forms the basis of an argument and that is usually accepted.
The premise of the U.S. Constitution is that all men are created equal.
synonyms:
proposition
similar words:
assumption
definition 2: (plural) a piece of land and the buildings on it.
The store owner told the bullies to get off his premises, or he would call the police.
similar words:
grounds, lot, plot, property, site