Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Material on which instruments, books, etc., are written; parchment or paper.
  • n. A charter or deed; a writing by which a grant is made. See magna charta.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Literally, a paper or parchment; a charter. See chart.
  • n. Hence— A general term for any fundamental constitution which guarantees personal rights and civil privileges.
  • n. In pharm.; A folded paper containing a powder; also, a dose of any medicinal powder.
  • n. A piece of bibulous paper impregnated with some medicinal substance.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • This technique of showing what a painting might eventually look like had been used for centuries and because it used paper it had been called cartone in Italian from the Latin word charta which in turn came from Greek khartes originally meaning paper from papyrus.

    OUPblog

  • From adulation of Augustus it was also called charta augusta and charta livia.

    Forty Centuries of Ink

  • The great basis of it is anterior to the date of the Magna charta, which is the oldest statute extant.

    Letters

  • Card entered English in the early fourteenth century by a similar route: from the French carte, which was from the Latin charta, for “leaf of paper.”

    The English Is Coming!

  • Crimes and bills of rights in Magna charta contexts, by Abraham J Levin

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  • Guantanamo Bay is against every law from the human rights charta, but noone is doing anything against it, or better, can do anything against it, because America "the great world police" is saying so.

    Thinking About America

  • Bingham said three times in 1866 that “due process” was the same process found under chapter 39 of the charta.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Cato brief in McDonald v. Chicago

  • Joe: Bingham said three times in 1866 that “due process” was the same process found under chapter 39 of the charta.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Cato brief in McDonald v. Chicago

  • The prison-house unmasked: In a letter to Her Most Gracious Majesty, shewing that arrest and imprisonment for debt are violtaions of Magna charta, and ... cruelty and inutility of the present system by Runnymede Secundus

    Book Review: "The Translator" by Daoud Hari

  • Under CARD, the etymological roots of the word are fascinating: Middle English carde, modification of Middle French carte, probably from Old Italian carta, literally, leaf of paper, from Latin charta leaf of paprus, from Greek chartes.

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