Definition of praemunire
: an offense against the English Crown punishable chiefly by forfeiture and originally committed by asserting papal legal supremacy in England
Origin and Etymology of praemunire
Middle English praemunire facias, from Medieval Latin, that you cause to warn; from prominent words in the writ
First Known Use: circa 1529
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up praemunire? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).