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  1. plural of præmiss
    • 1471–1476, H. Northumberland, To my trusty and welbeloved Cossin, Sir William Plompton, knight, letter XX in the reign of Edward IV, “Sir Edward Plumpton’s Book of Letters”; reprinted in:
    • 1839, Thomas Stapleton (editor), Plumpton Correspondence: A Series of Letters, Chiefly Domestick, Written in the Reigns of Edward IV, Richard III, Henry VII, and Henry VIII, page 27 (John Bowyer Nichols and Son, Parliament Street)
      Cosin, as ye love mee, that ye wil endevor yourselfe for the performance of the præmisses, wherin you shal deserve great thank of God, and to mee right great pleasure.