land and the buildings on it
"bread is baked on the premises"; "the were evicted from the premises"
land, and all the built structures on it, especially when considered as a single place.
The subject of a conveyance or deed
Premises are land and buildings together considered as a property. This usage arose from property owners 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". In this sense, the word is always used in the plural, but singular in construction. Note that a single house or a single other piece of property is "premises", not a "premise", although the word "premises" is plural in form; e.g. "The equipment is located on the customer's premises", never "The equipment is located on the customer's premise".
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'premises' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2661
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'premises' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3155
The numerical value of premises in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of premises in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
All proofs rest on premises.
Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.
Genius - To know without having learned to draw just conclusions from unknown premises to discern the soul of things.
As a result of that, officers did not attend the premises when in fact they probably should have done; and for that I want to apologize.
Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think that you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.
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