Definition of premises in English:


plural noun

  • A house or building, together with its land and outbuildings, occupied by a business or considered in an official context.

    ‘the company has moved to new premises’
    ‘alcohol is not allowed on the premises’
    [treated as singular] ‘the three had negotiated a lease for a premises in Boothstown, Manchester’
    • ‘The Commissioners' case that the Playgroup operates as a business on the premises must therefore be based on the nature and operation of the playgroup itself.’
    • ‘The couple, who also run a jewellery repair service on the premises, are urging businesses and organisations in the town to pledge items which can be sold to the highest bidder on the night.’
    • ‘The minister was furious and ordered the club immediately closed for permitting indecent behavior on the premises, the official said.’
    • ‘There were no Cuban government officials anywhere on the premises, not even in the building, much less in the room.’
    • ‘The occupants were present on the premises and, your Honours, the events were such as were likely to cause distress.’
    • ‘No other witness has even suggested that Mr C was on the premises after the court order.’
    • ‘According to the director, the company may look at installing another business on the premises, or may opt to lease the property.’
    • ‘Lord Reid did not believe there could be delegation where the licensee remained on the premises.’
    • ‘One cold morning in 1999 a carton box was found on the premises of a church building in Kabwata.’
    • ‘German police called to a break-in at an apartment in the northern town of Itzstedt found the intruder still on the premises and hiding under a kitchen cabinet.’
    • ‘I award nothing for the value of the equipment left on the premises or the loss of value of premises and leasehold improvements.’
    • ‘A true copy of the notice should be served on the tenant or posted in a conspicuous place on the premises.’
    • ‘The movement restrictions must therefore apply to all bovine animals on the premises.’
    • ‘The expansive lodge he built on the premises was a prefabricated building, one of the first of its kind, and was delivered to Sedgefields by train.’
    • ‘Munich's huge central station has almost every service imaginable on the premises from a hotel to a beauty salon/massage parlor.’
    property, site, establishment, office, place
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