Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
An historical document from England that helped establish common law and statutes -- in other words, it is a founding document of the law as we know it today. When King John reluctantly signed it in 1215, it was essentially a document for the nobility; however it became the basis of modern individual rights.
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August 19, 2010, 5:19 pm