PREMI'SE, verb transitive s as z. [Latin proemissus, proemitto, to send before.]
1. To speak or write before, or as introductory to the main subject; to offer previously, as something to explain or aid in understanding what follows.
I premise these particulars that the reader may know that I enter upon it as a very ungrateful task.
2. To send before the time. [Not in use.]
3. To lay down premises or first propositions, on which rest the subsequent reasonings.
4. To use or apply previously.
If venesection and a cathartic be premised.
PREMI'SE, verb intransitive To state antecedent propositions.
PREM'ISE, noun prem'is. A first or antecedent proposition.