premises

noun plural

prem·​is·​es
ˈpre-mə-səz
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.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/premises. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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