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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Charta kär"tȧ (Law) Material on which instruments, books, etc., are written; parchment or paper.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n charta Literally, a paper or parchment; a charter. See chart.
    • n charta Hence— A general term for any fundamental constitution which guarantees personal rights and civil privileges.
    • n charta In pharm.; A folded paper containing a powder; also, a dose of any medicinal powder.
    • n charta A piece of bibulous paper impregnated with some medicinal substance.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., leaf of paper. See Chart


In literature:

The above two laws have been called the Magna Charta of the solar system, and were long supposed to guarantee its absolute permanence.
"Pioneers of Science" by Oliver Lodge
That is the Magna Charta of the world of art.
"Select Conversations with an Uncle" by H. G. Wells
John, King, signs Magna Charta, 177.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
Now if there is anything that Englishmen prize, it is the liberty secured by Magna Charta.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin
V. Facsimile of Magna Charta, with Arms of the Barons.
"Notes and Queries, Number 217, December 24, 1853" by Various
Magna Charta, of Virginia, Yeardley brings, 35; government established under, 36; 38; 61; 64.
"Virginia under the Stuarts 1607-1688" by Thomas J. Wertenbaker
The width of woollen cloth is prescribed in Magna Charta.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
The press invoked the Fathers of the Republic, Magna Charta, and Justice.
"The Crow's Nest" by Clarence Day, Jr.
The document is, in fact, the Magna Charta of his reign.
"Rulers of India: Akbar" by George Bruce Malleson
The term "freeman" is used in Magna Charta, (1215).
"The Unconstitutionality of Slavery" by Lysander Spooner
It is still the magna charta for the freedom of every member of the human race.
"An Introduction to the Study of Comparative Religion" by Frank Byron Jevons
Magna Chartas are the most popular of the hybrid roses at present.
"Garden and Forest Weekly, Volume 1 No. 1, February 29, 1888" by Various
It thus appears that Magna Charta was held to be in force in the colony.
"History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia" by Charles Campbell
The very first clause of MAGNA CHARTA provided for the stability of its property and rights.
"Cottage Economy" by William Cobbett
Put away Magna Charta and talk to me.
"Plashers Mead" by Compton Mackenzie
JOHN SMILES, a comic illustration to the school history book, representing King John in the act of signing Magna Charta.
"Aubrey Beardsley" by Robert Ross
By that entitled Articuli super Chartas, 28 Edw.
"View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Henry Hallam
In any case, it is to the body that one looks for the Magna Charta of feminism.
"Women as World Builders" by Floyd Dell
But England shed no tears for the King to whom she owes her liberties in the Magna Charta.
"A Short History of England, Ireland and Scotland" by Mary Platt Parmele
From this suggestion Magna Charta originated.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper

In news:

Do you have Charta Rieslings '.
Charta is an association of wineries in the Rheingau that create a dry, structured, food-pairing wine.

In science:

This situation is rapidly changing now that the Chandra X-ray Observatory has enabled the discovery of new X-ray jets (e.g., Chartas et al. 2000; Wilson, Young, & Shopbell 2001), thanks to its excellent sensitivity in the 0.2–10 keV range and superb angular resolution (0.5′′/pixel).
Detection of an X-ray jet in 3C 371 with Chandra
We thank the referee, George Chartas, for helpful comments.
Detection of an X-ray jet in 3C 371 with Chandra
More recently, the discovery made by Chandra of intense X-ray emission from large scale jets (Chartas et al. 2000; Harris & Krawczynski 2001), solicited new intense theoretical work to explain the emission mechanism and the physical condition at these scales.
Extragalactic jets: the high energy view