a writ charging the offense of resorting to a foreign court or authority, as that of the pope, and thus calling in question the supremacy of the English crown.
the penalty of forfeiture, imprisonment, outlawry, etc., incurred.
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How to use praemunire in a sentence
This custom was put an end to by the Statute of praemunire .Education in England in the Middle Ages | Albert William Parry
Han't I brought myself into a fine praemunire, to begin writing letters in whole sheets?The Journal to Stella | Jonathan Swift
Such, on the one hand, was the statute of praemunire, passed in the reign of Richard II.A Key to the Knowledge of Church History (Ancient) | John Henry Blunt
This measure was extended in 1365, and in 1393 by the great statute of praemunire.
British Dictionary definitions for praemunire
a writ charging with the offence of resorting to a foreign jurisdiction, esp to that of the Pope, in a matter determinable in a royal court
the statute of Richard II defining this offence
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