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".

In this sense, the word is always used in the plural, but singular in construction. 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; e.g. "The equipment is located on the customer's premises", never "The equipment is located on the customer's premise".

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Licensing (Ireland) Act 1902
... of new license for the sale of alcohol, for consumption on or off the premises, after the passage of the Act, except to Premises currently licensed, or which had been licensed between 1 January 1902 and ... If a lease on a licensed premises expired, causing the license to be surrendered, a new one could be granted to suitable premises in the immediate vicinity ... The granting of licenses to extensions of premises, or the transferral of licenses, was not affected by the act ...
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