praemunire

noun
prae·​mu·​ni·​re | \ ˌprē-myu̇-ˈnī(-ə)r-ē How to pronounce praemunire (audio) \

Definition of praemunire

: an offense against the English Crown punishable chiefly by forfeiture and originally committed by asserting papal legal supremacy in England

First Known Use of praemunire

circa 1529, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for praemunire

Middle English praemunire facias, from Medieval Latin, that you cause to warn; from prominent words in the writ

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The first known use of praemunire was circa 1529

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“Praemunire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/praemunire. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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