petition of rights

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Petition of Right
(1628) Petition sent by Parliament to King Charles I complaining of a series of breaches of law. The petition sought recognition of four principles: no taxation without the consent of Parliament, no imprisonment without cause, no quartering of soldiers on subjects, and no martial law in peacetime. To continue receiving subsidies for his policies, Charles was compelled to accept the petition, but he later ignored its principles
petition of rights


    pe·ti·tion of rights

    Türkische aussprache

    pıtîşın ıv rayts


    /pəˈtəsʜən əv ˈrīts/ /pəˈtɪʃən əv ˈraɪts/

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