What does charter mean?

Definitions for charter
ˈtʃɑr tərchar·ter

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word charter.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. charter(noun)

    a document incorporating an institution and specifying its rights; includes the articles of incorporation and the certificate of incorporation

  2. charter(verb)

    a contract to hire or lease transportation

  3. rent, hire, charter, lease(verb)

    hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services

  4. charter(verb)

    grant a charter to

  5. 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?"

Wiktionary

  1. charter(Noun)

    a document issued by some authority, creating a public or private institution, and defining its purposes and privileges

    Etymology: From chartre, from chartula (diminutif of charta).

  2. charter(Noun)

    a similar document conferring rights and privileges on a person, corporation etc

    Etymology: From chartre, from chartula (diminutif of charta).

  3. charter(Noun)

    a contract for the commercial leasing of a vessel, or space on a vessel

    Etymology: From chartre, from chartula (diminutif of charta).

  4. charter(Noun)

    the temporary hiring or leasing of a vehicle

    Etymology: From chartre, from chartula (diminutif of charta).

  5. charter(Noun)

    a deed

    Etymology: From chartre, from chartula (diminutif of charta).

  6. charter(Verb)

    to grant or establish a charter

    Etymology: From chartre, from chartula (diminutif of charta).

  7. charter(Verb)

    to lease or hire something by charter

    Etymology: From chartre, from chartula (diminutif of charta).

  8. charter(Adjective)

    leased or hired

    Etymology: From chartre, from chartula (diminutif of charta).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Charter(noun)

    a written evidence in due form of things done or granted, contracts made, etc., between man and man; a deed, or conveyance

    Etymology: [OF. chartre, F. chartre, charte, fr. L. chartula a little paper, dim. of charta. See Chart, Card.]

  2. Charter(noun)

    an instrument in writing, from the sovereign power of a state or country, executed in due form, bestowing rights, franchises, or privileges

    Etymology: [OF. chartre, F. chartre, charte, fr. L. chartula a little paper, dim. of charta. See Chart, Card.]

  3. Charter(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [OF. chartre, F. chartre, charte, fr. L. chartula a little paper, dim. of charta. See Chart, Card.]

  4. Charter(noun)

    a special privilege, immunity, or exemption

    Etymology: [OF. chartre, F. chartre, charte, fr. L. chartula a little paper, dim. of charta. See Chart, Card.]

  5. Charter(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [OF. chartre, F. chartre, charte, fr. L. chartula a little paper, dim. of charta. See Chart, Card.]

  6. Charter(verb)

    to establish by charter

    Etymology: [OF. chartre, F. chartre, charte, fr. L. chartula a little paper, dim. of charta. See Chart, Card.]

  7. Charter(verb)

    to hire or let by charter, as a ship. See Charter party, under Charter, n

    Etymology: [OF. chartre, F. chartre, charte, fr. L. chartula a little paper, dim. of charta. See Chart, Card.]

Freebase

  1. Charter

    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

  1. Charter

    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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. charter

    To charter a vessel is to take her to freight, under a charter-party. The charter or written instrument by which she is hired to carry freight.

Editors Contribution

  1. charter

    A form of official document giving authority, rights and power for a specific purpose.

    The UN charter on the rights of a child are respected.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'charter' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4136

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'charter' in Nouns Frequency: #1555

Anagrams for charter »

  1. charret, rechart

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How to say charter in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of charter in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of charter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of charter in a Sentence

  1. Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce:

    Mr Depp has to either take his dogs back to California or we're going to have to euthanize them, he's now got about 50 hours left to remove the dogs. He can put them on the same charter jet.

  2. Meechai Ruchupan:

    If people want to vote for Puea Thai, then they will get the vote, this charter is not designed to be an obstacle to any political party.

  3. Good Samaritan Kate Barriger:

    We were just out fishing for charter, and we heard fire.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The patriotic subject defines and describes not to accuse, abuse and kill the innocent ones since it violates the wide-scale task and description that, self-defense and respect; whereas, safeguard, for others as well accordingly human rights charter. The real patriotic waves and breathes not distinctions between internal and external figures and affairs. One can neither consider the criminal, terrorist, and killer, as a patriotic one nor uniform qualifies the certificate of patriotism.

  5. Austrian Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner:

    We will have a charter plane every two weeks and if there is a need we will engage more planes, we are discussing turning these people back also via land routes but we have to talk to Serbia about this.

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