Definition of Magna charta

1. Noun. The royal charter of political rights given to rebellious English barons by King John in 1215.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Magna Charta

Magic Cube
Magic Marker
Magicicada septendecim
Maginot Line
Magna Carta
Magna Charta
Magna Graecia
Magna Mater
Magnan's sign
Magnan's trombone movement
Magnehelic gauge
Magnetic North
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Literary usage of Magna charta

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1. A Constitutional History of the House of Lords by Luke Owen Pike (1894)
"X. enactment touching the Peers was concerned, by the idea The Act that it went beyond the provisions of magna charta in its formally details. ..."

2. The English Constitution: A Commentary on Its Nature and Growth by Jesse Macy (1896)
"It is not an easy matter to read magna charta or any other ancient law with true historical circumspection. It is well known that Mr. Freeman was wont to ..."

3. The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England, Or, A Commentary Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham (1853)
"This statute of magna charta is but a confirmation or restitution of the ... Upon the statute of magna charta the statute of bI Merlon is founded upon ..."

4. The Peace Conference at The Hague: And Its Bearings on International Law and by Frederick William Holls (1900)
"The significance of the magna charta of England lies not so much in what it contained, as in what it signified. It was the basis of all future development ..."

5. View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages by Henry Hallam (1872)
"... Arbitrary Character of their Government — Great Council — Resistance of the Barons to John —magna charta —its principal Articles— Reign of Henry III. ..."

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