Definitions for praemunireˌpri myuˈnaɪ ri
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
prae•mu•ni•reˌpri myuˈnaɪ ri(n.)
the offense of appealing to the authority of a foreign court, esp. that of the pope, and thus questioning the supremacy of the English crown.
Origin of praemunire:
1375–1425; late ME, short for ML praemūnīre faciās, for L praemonēre faciās that you cause (the person specified) to be forewarned, the operative words of the writ
The offence, in English law, of appealing to or obeying a foreign court or authority, especially a papal court or authority.
Origin: Shortened form of praemunire facias.
the offense of introducing foreign authority into England, the penalties for which were originally intended to depress the civil power of the pope in the kingdom
the writ grounded on that offense
the penalty ascribed for the offense of praemunire