The Magna Carta Project

Original Latin


Nullus liber homo capiatur, vel imprisonetur, aut dissaisiatur, aut utlagetur, aut exuletur, aut aliquo modo destruatur, nec super eum ibimus, nec super eum mittemus, nisi per legale judicium parium suorum vel per legem terrae.


No free man is to be arrested, or imprisoned, or disseised, or outlawed, or exiled, or in any other way ruined, nor will we go against him or send against him, except by the lawful judgment of his peers or by the law of the land.

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Referenced in

Papal Letters of 19 March (Features of the Month)

Clause 60 (The 1215 Magna Carta)

John grants freedom of election (The Itinerary of King John)

'by the law of our realm or by judgment of their peers' (The Itinerary of King John)

Magna Carta 1215
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