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Runnymede

[ruhn-i-meed] /ˈrʌn ɪˌmid/
noun
1.
a meadow on the S bank of the Thames, W of London, England: reputed site of the granting of the Magna Charta by King John, 1215.
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  • He had been hunting in the Runnymede country for nearly fifty years, and had never seen anything so sad as this before.

    The Duke's Children Anthony Trollope
  • Inspector Howlett and Sergeant Runnymede had also to repeat their evidence.

    The Big Bow Mystery I. Zangwill
  • All this happened on a little island in the Thames, near the village of Runnymede, on the 15th of June of the year 1215.

    The Story of Mankind Hendrik Van Loon
  • The first question had reference to the Mastership of the Runnymede hounds.

    The Duke's Children Anthony Trollope
  • We go back to Runnymede, where fearless men wrenched from the hands of power habeas corpus and the trial by jury.

  • But for a Runnymede thus to decline would be worse than extinction.

    Essays in Rebellion Henry W. Nevinson
  • John met the barons and the Archbishop in a meadow near Windsor, called Runnymede.

    Britain in the Middle Ages Florence L. Bowman
  • He ought to have ear-marked his contribution for the Runnymede aisle.

    Essays in Rebellion Henry W. Nevinson
  • The crew engaged repairing her sails and in cutting air-holes between decks in the Runnymede for ventilation.

    The Wreck on the Andamans Joseph Darvall
  • Why, it goes back to Runnymede, when this principle was settled forever—No taxation without representation.

    Bilingualism N. A. Belcourt
British Dictionary definitions for Runnymede

Runnymede

/ˈrʌnɪˌmiːd/
noun
1.
a meadow on the S bank of the Thames near Windsor, where King John met his rebellious barons in 1215 and acceded to Magna Carta
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Word Origin and History for Runnymede

place in Surrey where the Magna Charta was signed, Middle English Ronimede, literally "meadow on the council island," from Old English runieg "council island," from run in sense of "council" (see rune).

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