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premises n pl

1 : matters previously stated: as
a : the preliminary part of a deed that includes a description of the real estate and that precedes the habendum
b : the preliminary part of a bill in equity that states the facts, names the wrongs, and identifies the defendants
2 : a tract of land with its component parts (as buildings)
: a building or part of a building usually with its appurtenances (as grounds or easements)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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