a document incorporating an institution and specifying its rights; includes the articles of incorporation and the certificate of incorporation
a contract to hire or lease transportation
rent, hire, charter, lease(verb)
hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services
grant a charter to
lease, rent, hire, charter, engage, take(verb)
engage for service under a term of contract
"We took an apartment on a quiet street"; "Let's rent a car"; "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"
a document issued by some authority, creating a public or private institution, and defining its purposes and privileges
a similar document conferring rights and privileges on a person, corporation etc
a contract for the commercial leasing of a vessel, or space on a vessel
the temporary hiring or leasing of a vehicle
to grant or establish a charter
to lease or hire something by charter
leased or hired
Origin: From chartre, from chartula (diminutif of charta).
a written evidence in due form of things done or granted, contracts made, etc., between man and man; a deed, or conveyance
an instrument in writing, from the sovereign power of a state or country, executed in due form, bestowing rights, franchises, or privileges
an act of a legislative body creating a municipal or other corporation and defining its powers and privileges. Also, an instrument in writing from the constituted authorities of an order or society (as the Freemasons), creating a lodge and defining its powers
a special privilege, immunity, or exemption
the letting or hiring a vessel by special contract, or the contract or instrument whereby a vessel is hired or let; as, a ship is offered for sale or charter. See Charter party, below
to establish by charter
to hire or let by charter, as a ship. See Charter party, under Charter, n
Origin: [OF. chartre, F. chartre, charte, fr. L. chartula a little paper, dim. of charta. See Chart, Card.]
A charter is the grant of authority or rights, stating that the granter formally recognizes the prerogative of the recipient to exercise the rights specified. It is implicit that the granter retains superiority, and that the recipient admits a limited status within the relationship, and it is within that sense that charters were historically granted, and that sense is retained in modern usage of the term. Also, charter can simply be a document giving royal permission to start a colony. The word entered the English language from the Old French charte, but the concept is universal and transcends language. It has come to be synonymous with the document that lays out the granting of rights or privileges.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
chärt′er, n. any formal writing in evidence of a grant, contract, or other transaction, conferring or confirming titles, rights, or privileges, or the like: the formal deed by which a sovereign guarantees the rights and privileges of his subjects, like the famous Mag′na Chart′a, signed by King John at Runnymede, 15th June 1215, or the Charte of Louis XVIII. at the Restoration in 1814, or that sworn by Louis-Philippe, 29th August 1830: any instrument by which powers and privileges are conferred by the state on a select body of persons for a special object, as the 'charter of a bank:' a patent: grant, allowance: immunity.—v.t. to establish by charter: to let or hire, as a ship, on contract.—p.adj. Chart′ered, granted or protected by a charter: privileged: licensed: hired by contract. [O. Fr. chartre—L. cartula, carta.]
Charter (noun) an agreement that gives right to a person to rent or established a building.
Charter a constitution that declares authorities of a society to be part in an arrangement of a state or country.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Charter' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4136
Rank popularity for the word 'Charter' in Nouns Frequency: #1555
The numerical value of Charter in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Charter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I suggest you put this democratic charter in a very thin tube and find a better use for it, Mr. Almagro, you can shove that democratic charter wherever it fits.
Perhaps the best definition of progress would be the continuing efforts of men and women to narrow the gap between the convenience of the powers that be and the unwritten charter.
It's a loss and it needs to be funded. It has to be taken from somewhere, you end up with students and families not transferring to charter schools having a reduction in what is being spent on their education.
The perception that the current government is pushing rights-diminishing legislation through without apparent regard to the Charter may well be effectively forcing the Court to be more liberal, more activist, and more protectionist.
The charter provides a framework for argument, it provides a benchmark and now, 30 years on, it provides a whole body of case law such that if the court wanted to go in a radically different direction, it would have to explain itself.
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- устав, чартър, грамота, хартаBulgarian
- carta fundacionalSpanish
- vuokraus, peruskirjaFinnish
- cairtScottish Gaelic
- procuração, carta, alvaráPortuguese
- navlosi, afretaRomanian
- чартер, чартерный, грамота, устав, хартия, наёмRussian
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