- vt. 引出，预先提出；作为…的前提
- n. 前提；上述各项；房屋连地基
- vi. 作出前提
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- premise:  Premise comes via Old French premisse from medieval Latin praemissa, a noun use of the past participle of Latin praemittere ‘send ahead’. This was a compound verb formed from the prefix prae- ‘before’ and mittere ‘send’ (source of English admit, commit, mission, transmit, etc). It first entered English as a technical term in logic, in which its underlying meaning is of a proposition ‘set before’ someone.
But it was also used in the plural as a legal term, meaning ‘matters stated previously’. In a conveyance or will, such ‘matters’ were often houses or other buildings referred to specifically at the beginning of the document, and so the term premises came to denote such buildings.
=> admit, commit, mission, permit, submit, transmit
- premise (n.)
- late 14c., in logic, "a previous proposition from which another follows," from Old French premisse (14c.), from Medieval Latin premissa (propositio or sententia) "(the proposition) set before," noun use of fem. past participle of Latin praemittere "send forward, put before," from prae "before" (see pre-) + mittere "to send" (see mission). In legal documents it meant "matter previously stated" (early 15c.), which in deeds or wills often was a house or building, hence the extended meaning "house or building, with grounds" (1730).
- premise (v.)
- "to state before something else," mid-15c., from premise (n.). Related: Premised; premising.
- 1. Well, now just a second, I don't altogether agree with the premise.
- 2. the basic premise of her argument
- 3. Let me premise my argument with a bit of history.
- 4. We can deduce a conclusion from the premise.
- 5. I disagree with the premise that economic development has priority over the environment.
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