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GREAT CHARTER. The name of the charter granted by the English King John, securing to the English people their principal liberties; magna charta. (q. v.)

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In 1215 some English barons petitioned King John to sign the Great Charter which guaranteed the protection of their rights against royal excesses.
We need to be alert to this danger; it has happened more than once in interpreting the clauses of the Great Charter.
Although most of the intentions of the barons in forcing John to agree to Magna Carta concerned their narrow self-interest, over the next several centuries, the Great Charter was used in later assertions of limited government and individual rights.
The Great Charter unified rebels with differing interests.
For instance, several of the original thirteen American colonies modeled their charters on this Great Charter.
The Great Charter is not just about the Magna Carta and the conflict between King John and the Barons, there is a parallel futuristic story told in alternate scenes about a totalitarian state run by The Protector.
As part of a peace deal brokered by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the king accepted the baron's demands, put to him in a document called Magna Carta, or "the Great Charter.
The Global Law Summit is organized by the British authorities in honor of the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta - the Great Charter of Liberty, written with the purpose of promoting free market economy and the rule of law.
There are great charter public schools and great district public schools.
Magna Carta, meaning Great Charter, was agreed at Runnymede, Surrey in 1215.
The establishment of the award is the result of the Libyan leader's appreciation and indebtedness of his role in consolidating direct democracy and the issuance of the Great Charter for Human Rights in the era of the masses that sacrifices freedom and human dignity.
1) Magna Carta Libertatum (the Great Charter of Freedoms) is and English legal charter, originally issued in 1215.