An example of premise is a couple seeing a movie chosen by one, because they saw a movie chosen by the other last week.
Keep off the premises.
Origin of premise
- Middle English premisse from Old French from Medieval Latin praemissa (propositiō) (the proposition) put before, premise from Latin feminine past participle of praemittere to set in front prae- pre- mittere to send
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English, from Old French premisse, from Medieval Latin premissa (“set before") (premissa propositio (“the proposition set before")), feminine past participle of Latin premittere (“to send or put before"), from pre- (“before") + mittere (“to send").