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pragmatic sanction
NOUN
1.
any one of various imperial decrees with the effect of fundamental law.
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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pragmatic_Sanction_of_1713

The Pragmatic Sanction (Latin: Sanctio Pragmatica) was an edict issued by Charles VI on 19 April 1713, to ensure that the Habsburg hereditary possessions  ...

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Pragmatic Sanction of Emperor Charles VI, (April 19, 1713), decree promulgated by the Holy Roman emperor Charles VI with the intent that all his Habsburg ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pragmatic_sanction

A pragmatic sanction is a sovereign's solemn decree on a matter of primary importance and has the force of fundamental law. In the late history of the Holy ...

countrystudies.us/austria/16.htm

In 1713 Charles promulgated the Pragmatic Sanction to establish the legal basis for transmission of the Habsburg lands to his daughter Maria Theresa (r.

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The Pragmatic Sanction, 1713 19. Apr 1713. In 1713 Emperor Charles VI issued an edict declaring the indivisibility of all Habsburg lands and that the ...

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pragmatic sanction, decision of state dealing with a matter of great importance to a community or a whole state and having the force of fundamental law.

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Pragmatic sanction definition, any one of various imperial decrees with the effect of fundamental law. See more.

www.newadvent.org/cathen/12333a.htm

(pragmatica sanctio, lex, jussio, also pragmatica or pragmaticum). Pragmatic sanction meant in the latter period of the Roman Empire an edict formally issued by ...