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"premises" in British English

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premisesnoun [plural]

uk   us   /ˈprem.ɪ.sɪz/
C1 the ​land and ​buildingsowned by someone, ​especially by a ​company or ​organization: The ​company is ​relocating to new premises. There is no ​smokingallowedanywhere on ​school premises. The ​icecream is made on the premises (= in the ​building where it is ​sold). The ​securityguardsescorted the ​protesters off (= away from) the premises.

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

"premises" in American English

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premisesplural noun

 us   /ˈprem·ə·sɪz/
a ​house or other ​building and the ​land on which it is ​built: The ​breadsold here is ​baked on the premises.
(Definition of premises from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"premises" in Business English

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premisesplural noun

uk   us   /ˈpremɪsɪz/ PROPERTY
the ​buildings and ​landowned or used by someone, especially by a ​company or ​organization: Training is mainly ​delivered at the employer's premises.off/on the premises Everything is made ​right here on the premises. The new premises, ​staffed by a ​team of five, will ​aim to ​boostsales in the Chinese and Asian ​markets. business/​commercial/​company premises
(Definition of premises from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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