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Definition of Magna Carta noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


Magna Carta

NAmE//ˌmæɡnə ˈkɑrt̮ə//
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a document officially stating the political and legal rights of the English people, that King John was forced to sign in 1215 (often referred to as the basis for modern English law)
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: Magna Carta