Definitions for magna charta

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word magna charta

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Magna Carta, Magna Charta, The Great Charter(noun)

    the royal charter of political rights given to rebellious English barons by King John in 1215

Webster Dictionary

  1. Magna Charta

    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 of Henry III., and confirmed by Edward I

  2. Magna Charta

    hence, a fundamental constitution which guaranties rights and privileges

  3. Origin: [L., great charter.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Magna Charta

    "the great charter," extorted from King John by the barons of England at Runnymede on June 5, 1215, that guaranteed certain rights and privileges to the subjects of the realm, which were pronounced inviolable, and that established the supremacy of the law over the will of the monarch.

Images & Illustrations of magna charta

Translations for magna charta

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for magna charta »


Find a translation for the magna charta definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these magna charta definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"magna charta." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 1 Dec. 2015. < charta>.

Are we missing a good definition for magna charta? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for magna charta:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.