Premise – An idea or concept that you suppose is true and use as the basis for developing a claim or argument
The premises (premise) confused them. They didn't understand the concept behind the architect's argument, which was that houses don't have to be built the normal way up.
Examples of premise in a sentence
The premise of the court case depended on whether the accused had a motive.
Without confirming the premise, your theory is void.
Marys premise that she was born in the country was the reason for her application for citizenship.