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Mag·na Car·ta

or Mag·na Char·ta  (măg′nə kär′tə)
The charter that King John of England issued in 1215 at the behest of his barons, recognizing the right of persons to certain basic liberties, such as due process, later also embodied in the American Constitution: "We are heirs to a tradition given voice 800 years ago by Magna Carta, which ... confined executive power by 'the law of the land'" (David Souter).

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin : Latin magna, great + charta, charter.]
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Magna Carta

(ˈmæɡnə ˈkɑːtə) or

Magna Charta

(Historical Terms) English history the charter granted by King John at Runnymede in 1215, recognizing the rights and privileges of the barons, church, and freemen
[Medieval Latin: great charter]
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Mag•na Car•ta

(or Char•ta)

(ˈmæg nə ˈkɑr tə)
1. the charter of liberties forced from King John by the English barons at Runnymede, June 15, 1215.
2. any basic law guaranteeing liberties.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Medieval Latin: literally, great charter]
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Magna Carta

A 1215 charter of English liberties granted by King John under threat of baronial civil war.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Magna Carta - the royal charter of political rights given to rebellious English barons by King John in 1215Magna Carta - the royal charter of political rights given to rebellious English barons by King John in 1215
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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Magna Carta

Magna Charta [ˈmægnəˈkɑːtə] N (Brit) → Carta f Magna
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He said the proposed amendments to the Magna Carta for MSMEs include extending the mandatory allocation of credit resources to set aside 10 percent of their loan portfolio for lending to MSMEs to provide an alternative compliance through lending by microfinance institutions and cooperatives as conduits.
"The creation of the Magna Carta of the Poor is an express message to the poor and underprivileged that they are not overlooked, forgotten and consigned to oblivion," said De Lima, who chairs the Senate committee on social justice, welfare and rural development.
President Rodrigo Duterte on April 12 signed Republic Act 11291 or Magna Carta for the poor.
The Magna Carta defines bill deposit as the deposit required from customers by distribution utilities of new or additional service equivalent to the estimated billing for one month to guarantee payment of bills.
The 1215 version of Magna Carta allowed a group of Barons to assess whether King John was observing the treaty, and absolved them from obeying him if he did not.
They remained with the man for 12 minutes until police arrived, who then arrested him on suspicion of attempted theft, possession of an offensive weapon and The Reverend Canon Nicholas Charles Papadopulos beside the Magna Carta glass case The Magna Carta is over 800 years old
The Magna Carta was not damaged nor was anyone injured.
More than 800 years ago, Runnymede, now managed by the National Trust, witnessed the feudal barons forcing King John to seal Magna Carta -- a founding moment in shaping the basis of common law across the world.
If the impact of reputation is not well enough understood growth prospects will suffer, Katherine du Plessis, data analyst at Magna Carta emphasises.
It is scarcely surprising that the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta should have produced a scholarly biography of King John, the first one in over two decades.