Provisions of Oxford Law and Legal Definition

Provisions of Oxford is a plan of reform created by the Mad Parliament, during the reign of Henry III. These provisions provided for a King’s advisory council that met with a group of barons several times a year to handle the country's affairs and resolve grievances. It helped to resolve the grievances resulting from the King's avoidance of his obligations under Magna Carta. These provisions were in effect until the baron uprising in 1263 under Simon de Montfort. These provisions are regarded as the first written constitution of England.