any one of various imperial decrees with the effect of fundamental law.
The Pragmatic Sanction (Latin: Sanctio Pragmatica) was an edict issued by
Charles VI on 19 April 1713, to ensure that the Habsburg hereditary possessions
Mar 27, 2014 ... Pragmatic Sanction of Emperor Charles VI, (April 19, 1713), decree promulgated
by the Holy Roman emperor Charles VI with the intent that all ...
(pragmatica sanctio, lex, jussio, also pragmatica or pragmaticum). Pragmatic
sanction meant in the latter period of the Roman Empire an edict formally issued
Definition: A law created in 1713 by Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI to allow his daughter Maria Theresa to inherit his family's Habsburg lands (not the whole empire), passed because his male heir had died. The law was disputed by Frederick II of Prussia in 1740, leading... More »
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.
any one of various imperial decrees with the effect of fundamental law. 2. (initial
capital letters) History/Historical. any of several imperial or royal decrees limiting
... leading to the War of the Austrian Succession. The Pragmatic Sanction was
finally accorded general recognition at the Peace of Aix-la-Chapelle in 1748.
History notes on the Pragmatic Sanction, 1713, composed by Holy Roman
Emperor Charles VI in order to keep his belongings together after his death.
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.