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Multiple Meanings
premise — as in:  the premise of the argument

Her logic is fine except that it assumes a false premise.
something assumed to be true that can be used to build a logical argument
premise — as in:  the premise of the story

The premise of the movie is that a band of vampires live in New York and...
something that provides context — such as the underlying situation in a situation comedy
premise — as in:  she premised her comments by...

She premised her remarks by thanking the executive committee for their work.
provide a preface or introduction
premises — as in:  located on the premises

She was injured on the premises of the defendant.
land and buildings together — especially of a business or organization
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