The Magna Carta is defined as a legal document signed by King John of England on June 15, 1215 which stopped taxation without legislative approval and guaranteed a trial or legal process before taking a person's liberty or property.(noun)
An example of the Magna Carta was a document that gave the Englishman the right to have a trial before his property was taken due to unpaid back taxes.
See Magna Carta in Webster's New World College Dictionary
or Magna Charta
Origin: ML, lit., great charter
See Magna Carta in American Heritage Dictionary 4
or Mag·na Char·tanoun
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Medieval Latin
Origin: : Latin magna, great
Origin: + charta, charter.
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