praemunire

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened form of praemunire facias.

Noun[edit]

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praemunire (uncountable)

  1. (law, historical) The offence, in English law, of appealing to or obeying a foreign court or authority, especially a papal court or authority.
    • 2009, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, Fourth Estate 2010, p. 165:
      The law of praemunire dates from another century. No one who is alive now quite knows what it means.

Verb[edit]

praemunire (third-person singular simple present praemunires, present participle praemuniring, simple past and past participle praemunired)

  1. (obsolete) To subject to the penalties of praemunire.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of T. Ward to this entry?)

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

praemūnīre

  1. present active infinitive of praemūniō
  2. second-person singular present passive imperative of praemūniō
  3. second-person singular present passive indicative of praemūniō