Magna Carta

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It is written in Juridic Normanni Latinatum, a Late Medieval Latin dialect from which Modern Legalese directly descends.
Magna Carta is widely considered to be the most important political document in the history of civil government.

MAGNA CARTA, or the Great Char­ter, the name of the fa­mous char­ter of lib­er­ties which is the old­est most dis­tin­guished doc­u­ment of Great Bri­tain’s un­writ­ten con­sti­tu­tion.

It was giv­en roy­al as­sent in June of 1215 by King John of Eng­land, and for over four cen­turies pro­vid­ed the le­gal foun­da­tion for the tyran­nic rule of that coun­try’s monar­chs. It has al­so served as in­spi­ra­tion for the con­sti­tu­tions of oth­er na­tions, such as the Unit­ed States of Amer­i­ca.

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