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Reform Act — anagram for historic document (5,5)


I believe the answer is:

magna carta

'historic document' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'reform act anagram' is the wordplay.
'reform' is an anagram indicator (letters in a new form).
'actanagram' anagrammed gives 'MAGNA CARTA'.

'for' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for magna carta that I've seen before include "1215 charter" , "Statute of 1215" , "Document signed twelve fifteen" , "King John's concession of rights" , "monarch had to accept it" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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