1. a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn; “on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not play”


  1. set forth beforehand, often as an explanation; “He premised these remarks so that his readers might understand”
  2. furnish with a preface or introduction; “She always precedes her lectures with a joke”; “He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution”
  3. take something as preexisting and given