- any of the writs charging a person with the offense of challenging royal authority, specif. by accepting the authority of the pope over that of the crown
- the offense itself
- the penalty for this offense
Origin of praemunireshort for Medieval Latin praemunire (facias), (see to it) that you warn, used for Classical Latin praemonere, to forewarn from prae-, before (see pre-) + monere, to warn (see monitor)
- The offense under English law of appealing to or obeying a foreign court or authority, thus challenging the supremacy of the Crown.
- The writ charging this offense.
- The penalty for this offense.
Origin of praemunireShort for Middle English premunire facias a writ of praemunire from Medieval Latin praemūnīre faciās praemūnīre to warn ( from Latin to fortify ) ( prae- pre- ) ( mūnīre to defend ; see munition . )Latin faciās that you cause second person sing. present subjunctive of facere to do (words used in the writ)
(third-person singular simple present praemunires, present participle praemuniring, simple past and past participle praemunired)
- (obsolete) To subject to the penalties of praemunire.
Shortened form of praemunire facias.