(?), a. Same as Premorse.
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(?), n. [Corrupted from L. praemonere to forewarn, cite. See Admonish.] (Eng. Law) (a) 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. (b) The writ grounded on that offense. Wharton. (c) The penalty ascribed for the offense of prmunire.
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Wolsey incurred a prmunire, and forfeited his honor, estate, and life.
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The penalties of prmunire were subsequently applied to many other offenses; but prosecutions upon a prmunire are at this day unheard of in the English courts. Blackstone.
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