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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 Mag·na Char·ta play \ˈmag-nə-ˈkär-tə\

Origin of magna carta

Middle English, from Medieval Latin, literally, great charter


First Known Use: 15th century

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