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premise

  

      n  
1      (Also)    premiss     (Logic)   a statement that is assumed to be true for the purpose of an argument from which a conclusion is drawn  
      vb  
2    when tr, may take a clause as object   to state or assume (a proposition) as a premise in an argument, theory, etc.  
     (C14: from Old French prémisse, from Medieval Latin praemissa sent on before, from Latin praemittere to dispatch in advance, from prae before + mittere to send)  


major premise  
      n     (Logic)   the premise of a syllogism containing the predicate of its conclusion  
minor premise  
      n     (Logic)   the premise of a syllogism containing the subject of its conclusion  
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premise

  

      vb   assume, hypothesize, posit, postulate, predicate, presuppose, state  

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premiss      , premise         
argument, assertion, assumption, ground, hypothesis, postulate, postulation, presupposition, proposition, supposition, thesis  


premise         
      vb   assume, hypothesize, posit, postulate, predicate, presuppose, state  

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