Definition of Magna Carta
1 : a charter of liberties to which the English barons forced King John to give his assent in June 1215 at Runnymede
2 : a document constituting a fundamental guarantee of rights and privileges
Variants of magna carta
Origin of magna carta
Middle English, from Medieval Latin, literally, great charter
First Known Use: 15th century
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