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.
Words that rhyme with praemunirebeery, bleary, cheery, dearie, dreary, Dun Laoghaire, eerie, eyrie (US aerie), Kashmiri, leery, peri, query, smeary, teary, theory, weary
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