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Magna Carta

noun Mag·na Car·ta \ˈmag-nə-ˈkär-tə\

Definition of Magna Carta

  1. 1 :  a charter of liberties to which the English barons forced King John to give his assent in June 1215 at Runnymede

  2. 2 :  a document constituting a fundamental guarantee of rights and privileges



Variants of magna carta

also Magna Charta play \ˈmag-nə-ˈkär-tə\

Origin of magna carta

Middle English, from Medieval Latin, literally, great charter


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with magna carta


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Magna Carta

noun Mag·na Car·ta \ˈmag-nə-ˈkär-tə\

Legal Definition of Magna Carta

  1. :  a charter of liberties signed under duress by King John of England in 1215 that influenced the development of many important modern legal and constitutional principles (as due process)



Variants of magna carta

or Magna Charta \ˈmag-nə-ˈkär-tə\ play

Origin of magna carta

Medieval Latin, literally, great charter


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