premises

noun plural
prem·​is·​es | \ ˈpre-mə-səz \

Legal Definition of premises

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) also : a building or part of a building usually with its appurtenances (as grounds or easements)

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“Premises.” The Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/premises. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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