Magna Carta

Magna Carta
also Magna Charta noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin, literally, great charter Date: 15th century 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

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  • Magna Carta — La Magna Carta Libertatum ou Grande Charte est une charte de soixante trois articles arrachée par le baronnage anglais au roi Jean sans Terre[note 1] le 15 juin 1215 après une courte guerre civile notamment marquée par …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Magna carta — La Grande Charte ou Magna Carta Libertatum est une charte de 63 articles arrachée par le baronnage anglais au roi Jean sans Terre le 15 juin 1215 après une courte guerre civile notamment marquée par la prise de Londres, le …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Magna Carta — • The charter of liberties granted by King John of England in 1215 and confirmed with modifications by Henry III in 1216, 1217, and 1225 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Magna Carta     Magna Carta …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Magna Carta — Mag·na Car·ta or Mag·na Char·ta / mag nə kär tə/ n [Medieval Latin, literally, great charter]: a charter of liberties signed under duress by King John of England in 1215 that influenced the development of several modern legal and constitutional… …   Law dictionary

  • Magna Carta — is the usual spelling now for the famous English charter of 1215, although Magna Charta, once the dominant form, is still sometimes found, especially in AmE. Charta and Carta are both valid forms in Latin …   Modern English usage

  • Magna Carta — Mag na Car ta, Magna Charta Mag na Char ta [L., great charter.] 1. The great Charter, so called, obtained by the English barons from King John, A. D. 1215. This name is also given to the charter granted to the people of England in the ninth year… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Magna Carta — also Magna Charta, 1560s, Medieval Latin, literally great charter (of English personal and political liberty), attested in Anglo Latin from 1279; obtained from King John, June 15, 1215. See MAGNATE (Cf. magnate), CARD (Cf. card) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Magna Carta — or Magna Charta [mag′nə kär′tə] n. [ML, lit., great charter] the great charter that King John of England was forced by the English barons to grant at Runnymede, June 15, 1215, traditionally interpreted as guaranteeing certain civil and political… …   English World dictionary

  • Magna Carta — This article is about the English charter originally issued on 15 June 1215, and later modified. For other uses, see Magna Carta (disambiguation). Great Charter redirects here. For the Irish law, see Great Charter of Ireland. Magna Carta …   Wikipedia

  • Magna Carta — Kopie der Magna Charta von 1215 Die meist nur kurz als Magna Carta (auch: Magna Charta[1]) bezeichnete Magna Charta Libertatum – auf Deutsch etwa: „großer Freibrief“ – ist eine von König Johann Ohneland zu Runnymede in England am 15.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Magna Carta — /mag neuh kahr teuh/ 1. the great charter of English liberties, forced from King John by the English barons and sealed at Runnymede, June 15, 1215. 2. any fundamental constitution or law guaranteeing rights and liberties. Also, Magna Charta.… …   Universalium

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