Definition of Magna Carta in US English:

Magna Carta

proper noun

  • A charter of liberty and political rights obtained from King John of England by his rebellious barons at Runnymede in 1215, which came to be seen as the seminal document of English constitutional practice.


From medieval Latin, ‘great charter’.


Magna Carta

/ˌmaɡnə ˈkärdə//ˌmæɡnə ˈkɑrdə/