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      n     (English history)  
1    a writ charging with the offence of resorting to a foreign jurisdiction, esp. to that of the Pope, in a matter determinable in a royal court  
2    the statute of Richard II defining this offence  
     (C14: from the Medieval Latin phrase (in the text of the writ) praemunire facias, literally: that you cause (someone) to be warned in advance, from Latin praemunire to fortify or protect in front, from prae in front + munire to fortify; in Medieval Latin the verb was confused with Latin praemonere to forewarn)  
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