Magna Carta

Legal Definition and Related Resources of Magna Carta

Meaning of Magna Carta

The name of the charter granted by King John of England in the year 1215 A.D., at the compulsion of his barons, at the plains of Runnymede, consisting of a collection of statutes in thirty-seven chapters declaring the ancient liberties and customs of England, providing for the regulating of the administration of justice, defining the temporal and ecclesiastical jurisdictions, securing the personal liberty of the subject and his rights of property and the limits of taxation .

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Magna Carta in Law Enforcement

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Etimology of Magna Carta

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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, card; this term is also a noun..


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