the offense called “prcemunire” being the introduction of a foreign power into the king- dom, and creating imperium in impcrio, by paying that obedience to papal process which constitutionally belonged to the king alone. The penalties of praemunire were afterwards applied to other heinous offenses. 4 BL Comm. 103-117; 4 Steph. Comm. 215-217.

More On This Topic

Link to This Definition
Did you find this definition of PRiESUMPTIO helpful? You can share it by copying the code below and adding it to your blog or web page.
Written and fact checked by The Law Dictionary