Definition of praemunire in English:
noun[mass noun] historical
1.1 [count noun] A writ charging a sheriff to summon a person accused of this offence.
- In his play the fox priest's punishment imitates the praemunire of all recusants whose ‘substance all be straight confiscate’.
- The penalties for non-attendance for Catholic recusants were fines of 20 [pounds sterling] for the first month, 40 [pounds sterling] for the second, 100 [pounds sterling] for the third, and the pains of praemunire for the fourth.
Definition of praemunire in:
- US English dictionary