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Magna Carta   /mˈægnə kˈɑrtə/   Listen
Magna Carta

The royal charter of political rights given to rebellious English barons by King John in 1215.  Synonyms: Magna Charta, The Great Charter.

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"Magna Carta" Quotes from Famous Books

... the arms of the Percys, instead of his own; or continue to bear his own arms, and take the name of Percy. He chose the latter alternative. Their son was one of the barons who forced King John to grant the Magna Carta. ...
— Both Sides the Border - A Tale of Hotspur and Glendower • G. A. Henty

Words linked to "Magna Carta" :   UK, royal charter, The Great Charter, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Magna Charta, U.K.

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