Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See premise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Premise.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of premise.

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  • verb take something as preexisting and given
  • noun a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The standard terminology today is “cut elimination theorem” All of the logical rules of SC have the subformula property in a very immediate sense: each formula in a premiss is a formula or subformula in the conclusion.

    Chores

  • The ranking thought of the have a go at is stated in a solitary punishment called the premiss statement.

    Article directories Celibataire Urbaine

  • For sometimes men put forward the universal premiss, but do not posit the premiss which is contained in it, either in writing or in discussion: or men put forward the premisses of the principal syllogism, but omit those through which they are inferred, and invite the concession of others to no purpose.

    Prior Analytics

  • An argument, then, of this kind is the most incisive, viz. the one that puts its conclusion on all fours with the propositions asked; and second comes the one that argues from premisses, all of which are equally convincing: for this will produce an equal perplexity as to what kind of premiss, of those asked, one should demolish.

    On Sophistical Refutations

  • An argument, then, of this kind is the most incisive, viz. the one that puts its conclusion on all fours with the propositions asked; and second comes the one that argues from premisses, all of which are equally convincing: for this will produce an equal perplexity as to what kind of premiss, of those asked, one should demolish.

    On Sophistical Refutations

  • The question is begged because definable form is assumed as a premiss, and as a premiss which is to prove definable form.

    Posterior Analytics

  • Similarly if the premiss which is stated universally is affirmative.

    Prior Analytics

  • Since then rational intuition, science, and opinion, and what is revealed by these terms, are the only things that can be ‘true’, it follows that it is opinion that is concerned with that which may be true or false, and can be otherwise: opinion in fact is the grasp of a premiss which is immediate but not necessary.

    Posterior Analytics

  • Similarly if the premiss which is stated universally is affirmative.

    PRIOR ANALYTICS

  • For sometimes men put forward the universal premiss, but do not posit the premiss which is contained in it, either in writing or in discussion: or men put forward the premisses of the principal syllogism, but omit those through which they are inferred, and invite the concession of others to no purpose.

    PRIOR ANALYTICS

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  • I've always loved the British spelling of 'premise', as so frequently premises are in fact "pre-misses". Cf. beg the question and ipsedixitism.

    Truth be told: aside from known-truth such as, say, what a hot stove can do to your hand, ALL premisses are pre-misses. Only those who believe they arranged for their own births are exempt from this unavoidable, yet only potential, knowledge. For more, see: jancox.com

    December 21, 2006