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The title of statutes (first passed in 1353, 1365, and 1393), which were designed to protect rights claimed by the English Crown against encroachment by the Papacy. The name can denote the statutes, the offence, the writ, and the punishment. The statute of 1353 forbade the withdrawal from England of cases which should be decided in the king's courts. All the statutes were repealed in 1967.

Subjects: History — Christianity.

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