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- n. land, and all the built structures on it, especially when considered as a single place.
- n. (plural only; not used in singular form) The subject of a conveyance or deed
- n. Plural form of premise.
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- n. land and the buildings on it
Meaning #1 arose from owners of real property finding the word in their title deeds, where it originally correctly meant "the aforementioned; what this document is about", from Latin prae-missus = "placed before". (Wiktionary)