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pragmatic sanction
any one of various imperial decrees with the effect of fundamental law.
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The Pragmatic Sanction (Latin: Sanctio Pragmatica) was an edict issued by Charles VI on 19 April 1713, to ensure that the Habsburg hereditary possessions  ...


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 ...


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 ...


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


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 ...


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.


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


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