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ˈmæg nə ˈkɑr təmagna car·ta

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Magna Carta, Magna Charta, The Great Charternoun

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

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  1. Magna Cartanoun

    A charter, granted by King John to the barons at Runnymede in 1215, that is a basis of English constitutional tradition.

    Etymology: - great charter

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  1. Magna Carta

    Magna Carta, also called Magna Carta Libertatum or The Great Charter of the Liberties of England, is an Angevin charter originally issued in Latin in the year 1215. Magna Carta was the first document forced onto a King of England by a group of his subjects, the feudal barons, in an attempt to limit his powers by law and protect their privileges. The charter was an important part of the extensive historical process that led to the rule of constitutional law in the English speaking world. Magna Carta was important in the colonization of American colonies as England's legal system was used as a model for many of the colonies as they were developing their own legal systems. The 1215 charter required King John of England to proclaim certain liberties and accept that his will was not arbitrary—for example by explicitly accepting that no "freeman" could be punished except through the law of the land, a right that still exists. It was preceded and directly influenced by the Charter of Liberties in 1100, in which King Henry I had specified particular areas wherein his powers would be limited. It was translated into vernacular French as early as 1219, and reissued later in the 13th century in modified versions. The later versions excluded the most direct challenges to the monarch's authority that had been present in the 1215 charter. The charter first passed into law in 1225; the 1297 version, with the long title "The Great Charter of the Liberties of England, and of the Liberties of the Forest," still remains on the statute books of England and Wales.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of magna carta in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of magna carta in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of magna carta in a Sentence

  1. John Dyson:

    King John and the barons would surely have been astonished that over time Magna Carta came to be regarded as one of the most important constitutional documents in our history, king John and the barons would not have believed that barons' lists of demands would become a symbol of democracy, justice, Human Rights and perhaps above all, the rule of law for the whole world. But King John and the barons is exactly what has happened.

  2. Myint Lwin:

    It is a very big change, like the Magna Carta, i'm proud to be involved in this history.


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