Definition of Charter

1. Noun. A document incorporating an institution and specifying its rights; includes the articles of incorporation and the certificate of incorporation.

2. Verb. Hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services.
Exact synonyms: Hire, Lease, Rent
Generic synonyms: Contract, Undertake
Derivative terms: Lease, Lease, Lessee, Rent, Renter

3. Noun. A contract to hire or lease transportation.
Generic synonyms: Contract

4. Verb. Grant a charter to.
Generic synonyms: Certify, Licence, License

5. Verb. Engage for service under a term of contract. "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"
Exact synonyms: Engage, Hire, Lease, Rent, Take
Generic synonyms: Acquire, Get
Derivative terms: Lease, Lease, Rent, Rental, Renter

Definition of Charter

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

2. v. t. To establish by charter.

Definition of Charter

1. Noun. a document issued by some authority, creating a public or private institution, and defining its purposes and privileges ¹

2. Noun. a similar document conferring rights and privileges on a person, corporation etc ¹

3. Noun. a contract for the commercial leasing of a vessel, or space on a vessel ¹

4. Noun. the temporary hiring or leasing of a vehicle ¹

5. Noun. a deed ¹

6. Adjective. leased or hired ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) to grant or establish a charter ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) to lease or hire something by charter ¹

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Definition of Charter

1. to lease or hire [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Charter

chart datum
charter (current term)
charter member
charter pilot
charter school
charter schools
chartered accountant

Literary usage of Charter

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"Is not waived or displaced by the stipulations, of the charter-party, ... Notes given for a portion of the charter money do not constitute payment of the ..."

2. The English Historical Review by Mandell Creighton, Justin Winsor, Samuel Rawson Gardiner, Reginald Lane Poole, John Goronwy Edwards (1905)
"SOME years ago Mr. JH Round printed in this Eeview a document which he entitled ' An Unknown charter of Liberties.' ' The date and the signification which ..."

3. A Short History of the English People by John Richard Green (1907)
"The text of the charter is given by Dr. Stubbs, with valuable comments, ... The Great charter was discussed, agreed to, and signed in a single day. ..."

4. Publications by Oxford Historical Society (1885)
"We must suppose then that this charter, or an early copy of it, was in their leger book and was thence copied at a later date by some monk at Oseney. ..."

5. Publications by Oxford Historical Society, Bostonian Society (1890)
"The inference is that the charter must be of date before 1199, ... On the other hand, the charter must be distinctly later than June 1190 (the date of the ..."

6. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"On the fourth of that month the Company replied: "We cannot write the charter of the bark Maria Henry at your rate, viz. : three per cent., including coals ..."

7. The American Historical Review by American historical association (1897)
"The First charter to St. Edmund's Bury, Suffolk. ALTHOUGH the name of Abbot Sampson of St. Edmund's has obtained an almost world-wide celebrity, ..."

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