- 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 praem&umacron;n&imacron;re facias : praem&umacron;n&imacron;re, to warn (from Latin, to fortify : prae-, pre- + m&umacron;n&imacron;re, to defend; see munition) + Latin facias, 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.