Golden Bull

Golden Bull
an edict of Charles IV, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, issued in 1356 and in force until the extinction of the empire in 1806, in which the selection of the emperor was entrusted to seven Electors.

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golden bull noun
(L bulla aurea) an edict issued by the Emperor Charles IV in 1356, mainly for the purpose of settling the law of imperial elections
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  • Golden bull — Golden Gold en (g[=o]ld n), a. [OE. golden; cf. OE. gulden, AS. gylden, from gold. See {Gold}, and cf. {Guilder}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Made of gold; consisting of gold. [1913 Webster] 2. Having the color of gold; as, the golden grain. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Golden Bull — • A fundamental law of the Holy Roman Empire; probably the best known of all the many ordinances of the imperial diet Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

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  • Golden Bull of 1356 — The Golden Bull of 1356 was a decree issued by a Reichstag in Nuremberg headed by Emperor Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor (see Diet of Nuremberg) that fixed, for a period of more than four hundred years, important aspects of the constitutional… …   Wikipedia

  • Golden Bull of Rimini — The Golden Bull of Rimini was a Golden Bull issued by Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, at Rimini in March 1226, to confirm the Teutonic Knights possessions in Prussia. It was the first of three similar documents, followed by the Treaty of… …   Wikipedia

  • Golden Bull of 1222 — The Golden Bull of 1222 was a golden bull, or edict, issued by King Andrew II of Hungary. The law established the rights of Hungary s noblemen, including the right to disobey the King when he acted contrary to law ( jus resistendi ). The nobles… …   Wikipedia

  • Golden Bull of 1222 — ▪ Hungarian history       charter granted by King Andrew II of Hungary, which stated the basic rights and privileges of the Hungarian nobility and clergymen and the limits of the monarch s powers. The Hungarian nobles, aroused by Andrew s… …   Universalium

  • Golden Bull of Emperor Charles IV — ▪ Holy Roman Empire [1356]       constitution for the Holy Roman Empire promulgated in 1356 by the emperor Charles IV. It was intended to eliminate papal (pope) interference in German political affairs and to recognize the importance of the… …   Universalium

  • Golden Bull Award — The golden bull award is given for the year s worst examples of gobbledygook, as chosen by the Plain English Campaign. Started in 1980, this award has been famously (or infamously) given to the NHS for a 229 word definition of a bed, and in 1981… …   Wikipedia

  • Golden Bull of Sicily — The so called Golden Bull of Sicily was a decree issued by the Roman king and emperor Frederick II in Basel on 26 September 1212 that certified hereditary royal title for Otakar I of Bohemia and his successors and determined the rights and the… …   Wikipedia

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