Eng. statutes named after the Lat. word praemunire (to warn), prominent in the writ issued under the statutes, which were first passed 1353, 1365, and 1393, preventing encroachment of papal jurisdiction and upholding the indep. of royal courts; used by Henry* VIII (against T. Wolsey*), Elizabeth* I, and by courts under James* I.
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