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Definition of "premunire" []

  • The offense under English law of appealing to or obeying a foreign court or authority, thus challenging the supremacy of the Crown. (noun)
  • The writ charging this offense. (noun)
  • The penalty for this offense. (noun)

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Use "premunire" in a sentence
  • "He then exhorted him, with many protestations of friendship, to compromise the unhappy affair by exchanging releases with the attorney before his delirium should be known, otherwise he would bring himself into a most dangerous premunire, whether the plaintiff should die of his wound, or live to prosecute him for assault."
  • "This attendance increased his uneasiness to such a degree, that he could not help uttering a soliloquy aloud, in which he cursed his fate for having depended upon the promise of such a wag; and swore, that if once he was clear of this scrape, he would not bring himself into such a premunire again for the whole kingdom of France."
  • "Here again I brought my self into a premunire with the disputative"