- 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 offense.
- the penalty of forfeiture, imprisonment, outlawry, etc., incurred.
Origin of praemunire
Examples from the Web for praemunire
Historical Examples of praemunire
This measure was extended in 1365, and in 1393 by the great statute of Praemunire.
This custom was put an end to by the Statute of Praemunire .Education in England in the Middle Ages
Albert William Parry
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
- 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