Meaning of “premise” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “premise” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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premisenoun [ C ]

us /ˈprem·ɪs/

an idea or theory on which a statement or action is based:

(Definition of “premise” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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The original draft was based on the premise that the common fisheries policy is, and from its inception has been, partially regionalised.
Basically, we started from the premise that the transatlantic market already exists; you can see that for yourselves in several sectors.
The lessons from the last century and the current chaos in the world suffice to show how irresponsible this premise is.
Both reports start from the same premise.
Professional confidentiality is the basic premise, the correlative and the consequence of a relationship of trust that is established between lawyers and their clients.
No one has yet proved the validity of the premise that it would be enough to guarantee monetary stability and overall competitiveness for employment to follow.
The obvious and basic premise here is that agricultural policy is what is to be cut, if we have to cut anything.
Finally, migration inflows represent the third decisive factor since immigration is an important premise for ensuring demographic equilibrium and economic growth.
Nonetheless, any policy pursued in this area will simply be window-dressing unless it takes, as its starting point, the basic premise that these fundamental rights are indivisible.
Once this premise has been put forward, the rights and duties of the various players in the democratic process must be specified, because exercising citizenship is that as well.