What does charter mean?

Definitions for charter
ˈtʃɑr tərchar·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. charternoun

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

  2. charterverb

    a contract to hire or lease transportation

  3. rent, hire, charter, leaseverb

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

  4. charterverb

    grant a charter to

  5. lease, rent, hire, charter, engage, takeverb

    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. charternoun

    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. charternoun

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

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

  3. charternoun

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

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

  4. charternoun

    the temporary hiring or leasing of a vehicle

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

  5. charternoun

    a deed

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

  6. charterverb

    to grant or establish a charter

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

  7. charterverb

    to lease or hire something by charter

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

  8. charteradjective

    leased or hired

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Charternoun

    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. Charternoun

    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. Charternoun

    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. Charternoun

    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. Charternoun

    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. Charterverb

    to establish by charter

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

  7. Charterverb

    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  

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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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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. Gloria Romero:

    Our public schools need big change. I ’m Gloria Romero ; I was the majority leader of Democrats in the state Senate. I believe in charter schools and and school choice. So does Larry Elder – but not Gavin Newsom. He shut our public schools while he sent his kids to private schools.

  2. Zhang Jun:

    The current situation in Ukraine is the result of many complex factors. China always makes its own position according to the merits of the matter itself. We believe that all countries should solve international disputes by peaceful means in line with the purposes and principles of the UN Charter.

  3. Carissima Mathen:

    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.

  4. Mario Lopes:

    United Airlines was chartered to do a military charter, i happened to see United Airlines and was able to pick United Airlines up, so my wife and I kept that a surprise. We wanted to surprise him on his return home.

  5. Antony Blinken:

    We’re working around the clock with NGOs, with members of Congress and advocacy groups, providing any and all information and doing all we can to clear any roadblocks that they’ve identified to make sure that charter flights carrying Americans or others to whom we have a special responsibility can depart Afghanistan safely, without personnel on the ground, we can’t verify the accuracy of manifests, the identities of passengers, flight plans, or aviation security protocols. So this is a challenge, but one we are determined to work through. We’re conducting a great deal of diplomacy on this as we speak.

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