Definition of Pragmatic sanction

1. Noun. An imperial decree that becomes part of the fundamental law of the land.

Exact synonyms: Pragmatic
Generic synonyms: Imperial Decree



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pragmatic Sanction

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Literary usage of Pragmatic sanction

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1909)
"Curiously enough, the first guarantor of the pragmatic sanction was Philip V, Charles' successful rival in Spain. On hostile terms with England and Holland, ..."

2. History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great: Called by Thomas Carlyle (1873)
"All men had notice enough of this Imperial bit of Sheepskin, before they got done with it, five-and-twenty years hence.7 A very famous pragmatic sanction; ..."

3. History of Friedrich II of Prussia: Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle, Henry Duff Traill (1897)
"Imperial Majesty's pragmatic sanction Kaiser Karl meanwhile was rather short of heirs; which formed another of his real troubles, ..."

4. History of Friedrich II, of Prussia: Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1900)
"Imperial Majesty's pragmatic sanction Kaiser Karl meanwhile was rather short of heirs; which formed another of his real troubles, and involved him in much ..."

5. The Reformation by George Park Fisher (1901)
"This fact is illustrated in the surrender of the pragmatic sanction by Francis I. to Leo X. (1516). In 1438, after the Council of Basel had passed its ..."

6. The Reformation by Williston Walker (1873)
"This fact is illustrated in the surrender of the pragmatic sanction by Francis I. to Leo X. (1516). In 1438, after the Council of Basel had passed its ..."

7. History of Friedrich the Second Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1858)
"Imperial Majesty's pragmatic sanction. 1723-1726. Kaiser Karl meanwhile was rather short of heirs, which formed another of his real troubles, and involved ..."

8. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"On 7 July, 1438, the king issued a decree, the pragmatic sanction, ... The German pragmatic sanction of 1439.—At the Diet of Frankfort held in March, 1438, ..."

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