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CHARTA. An ancient word which signified not only a charter or deed in writing, but any signal or token by which an estate was held.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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More importantly, Linebaugh revived the "Magnae Chartae Libertatum Angliae" or "the great charters of English liberties"--for there were two (p.
A basic resource were the reference works on watermarks and paper mills, such as the well-known publications of Briquet (1905) Heawood (1950), Labarre (1956), and Eineder (1959) in the series "Monumenta chartae papyrae historiam illustrata" published in Hilversum.
The donation charter, cited for some reason by Hochstetler from the Regesta episcoporum constantiensum edited by Ladewig and Muller in 1909 rather than from either the edition by Wartmann or the facsimile by Bruckner in the Chartae Latinae Antiquiores vol.