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Premiss

noun
1.
A statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn.  Synonyms: assumption, premise.



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"Premiss" Quotes from Famous Books



... worth while saying on these points is that the suffragist is here manufacturing grievances for herself, first, by reasoning from the false premiss that every legal distinction which happens to press hardly upon a few individuals ought for that to be abrogated; and, secondly, by steady leaving out of sight that logical inconsistencies can, for the more part, be got rid of only at the price of bringing ...
— The Unexpurgated Case Against Woman Suffrage • Almroth E. Wright



Words linked to "Premiss" :   suppose, premise, stipulation, minor premise, condition, major premiss, posit, presuppose, assumption, minor premiss, scenario, precondition, thesis, major premise, postulate, subsumption



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