Definition of The great charter
1. Noun. The royal charter of political rights given to rebellious English barons by King John in 1215.
Generic synonyms: Royal Charter
Geographical relationships: Britain, Great Britain, U.k., Uk, United Kingdom, United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland
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Literary usage of The great charter
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1. A Short History of the English People by John Richard Green (1896)
"the great charter 1215 TO 1217 1215 June 15 Section III—the great charter, ... the great charter was discussed, agreed to, and signed in a single day. ..."
2. A Short History of the English People by John Richard Green (1907)
"-the great charter, 1215—1217 TO 1217 June 15 [Authorities.—The text of the Charter is given by Dr. Stubbs, with valuable comments, in his " Select Charters ..."
3. The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England by John Campbell Campbell (1845)
"They immediately summoned a parliament, in which the Great Charter, ... In the ninth year of his reign the Great Charter was again confirmed, ..."
4. The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results by Edward Augustus Freeman (1876)
"532 ; " the great charter is the first great public act of the nation, ... Ib. 543 ; " the great charter ii the act of the united nation, the church, ..."
5. The History of the Norman Conquest of England by Edward Augustus Freeman (1876)
"What the Great Charter was in its bearings alike upon the past and upon the future, Englishmen have been taught in the pithy words of the constitutional ..."
6. The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I. by Frederick Pollock, Frederic William Maitland (1898)
"The Great (2) the great charter of 1217 is the first document of a legislative kind that expressly mentions any restraint in favour of the lord. ..."
7. The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution: An Historical Treatise by Hannis Taylor (1898)
"Analysis of the Great Charter. A compact between the crown and the estates, — a national act,- the consummation uf the work of union, — attempted to conceal ..."