De Haeretico Comburendo Law and Legal Definition

De haeretico comburendo is a Latin term which means “of burning a heretic.’ It was a law passed in by England by King Henry IV to punish religious outcast for burning at the stake. It also referred to a writ that was issued only upon a special direction of the King for causing one convicted of heresy to be burned to death. It is also termed as writ de haeretico comburendo.