Premises

Premises

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Premises are land and buildings together considered as a property. This usage arose from property owners finding the word in their title deeds, where it originally correctly meant "the aforementioned; what this document is about", from Latin prae-missus = "placed before".

Note that a single house or a single other piece of property is "premises", not a "premise", although the word "premises" is plural in form.

Premises liability

Premises liability is the liability for a landowner for certain torts that occur on the real property.

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