VCR Lesson 7

JACKSON PERRY

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The idea of setting bail for a criminal is based on the ___________ that a large enough amount of money will prevent the criminal from running away.
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WHAT'S THE WORD?

premise noun

1. A proposition offered as a basis for argument


2. In logic, each of the first two propositions in a syllogism


3. A building and its grounds


verb

1. (used only as a legal term) to set forth beforehand, as by way of introduction or explanation

SYNONYMS

assertion

assumption

basis

hypothesis

presumption

ANTONYMS

fact

reality

truth

ROOTS

pre <L. "before"


comes from the latin word "praemissus" which means "to send before"

PRACTICE!

Choose the letter of the sentence in which the word in bold-faced type is used incorrectly


a) The landscaper made sure to check the entire premises for any wild animal habitats before he began planting the trees.

b) The teacher tried to premise her argument on details that were not yet accepted as true.

c) The policeman's premise of the illegal activity was based on the well known dangerous history of the alleged perpetrator.

d) The premise that students will obey rules to avoid punishments is based on statistics regarding human behavior.