Definition of premise:
inclose, enter, premises, given, laying claim, stick in, assumption, bring out, effrontery, proof, preface, hypothetical, antedate, supposition, usher in, presupposition, acquaint, present, presumptuousness, park, inaugurate, lead, forego, innovate, if, enclose, supposal, introduce, commitment, thought, put in, theory, predate, postulate, ideal, faith, bring in, yard, philosophy, premiss, antecede, demesne, infix, precede, come before, reason, insert, forgo.
- dissertation (part of speech: noun)
topic (part of speech: noun)
Her leading proposition is in substance that to the extent that the Christian religion has prevailed there has been a corresponding improvement in the condition of women; and the conclusion which she draws from that premise is that this religion has been the cause of this advancement.- "The Woman's Bible Part I. Comments on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Part II. Comments on the Old and New Testaments from Joshua to Revelation.", Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
- "The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow", Anna Katharine Green.
The real nerve of the thinking of a mind so vehement, so passionate, so essentially dramatic is to be sought not in some principle which was the major premise of his syllogisms, but in some pervading emotion.- "Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle", H. N. Brailsford.