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char·ter

 (chär′tər)
n.
1. A document issued by a sovereign, legislature, or other authority, creating a public or private corporation, such as a city, college, or bank, and defining its privileges and purposes.
2. A written grant from the sovereign power of a country conferring certain rights and privileges on a person, a corporation, or the people: A royal charter exempted the Massachusetts colony from direct interference by the Crown.
3. A document outlining the principles, functions, and organization of a corporate body; a constitution: the city charter.
4. An authorization from a central organization to establish a local branch or chapter.
5. Special privilege or immunity.
6.
a. A contract for the commercial leasing of a vessel or space on a vessel.
b. The hiring or leasing of an aircraft, vessel, or other vehicle, especially for the exclusive, temporary use of a group of travelers.
7. A written instrument given as evidence of agreement, transfer, or contract; a deed.
adj.
Of, relating to, or being an arrangement in which transportation is leased by a group of travelers for their exclusive, temporary use.
tr.v. char·tered, char·ter·ing, char·ters
1. To grant a charter to; establish by charter.
2. To hire or lease by charter: charter an oil tanker.
3. To hire (a bus or airplane, for example) for the exclusive, temporary use of a group of travelers.

[Middle English chartre, from Old French, from Latin chartula, diminutive of charta, paper made from papyrus; see card1.]

char′ter·er n.

charter

(ˈtʃɑːtə)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a formal document from the sovereign or state incorporating a city, bank, college, etc, and specifying its purposes and rights
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (sometimes capital) a formal document granting or demanding from the sovereign power of a state certain rights or liberties
3. a document issued by a society or an organization authorizing the establishment of a local branch or chapter
4. a special privilege or exemption
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often capital) the fundamental principles of an organization; constitution: the Charter of the United Nations.
6. (Commerce)
a. the hire or lease of transportation
b. the agreement or contract regulating this
c. (as modifier): a charter flight.
7. (Law) a law, policy, or decision containing a loophole which allows a specified group to engage more easily in an activity considered undesirable: a beggars' charter.
8. (Law) maritime law another word for charterparty
vb (tr)
9. (Law) to lease or hire by charterparty
10. (Commerce) to hire (a vehicle, etc)
11. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to grant a charter of incorporation or liberties to (a group or person)
[C13: from Old French chartre, from Latin chartula a little paper, from charta leaf of papyrus; see chart]
ˈcharterer n

char•ter

(ˈtʃɑr tər)

n.
1. a document issued by a sovereign or state outlining the conditions under which a business, city, or other corporate body is organized, and defining its rights and privileges.
2. a document defining the formal organization of a corporate body; constitution: the Charter of the United Nations.
3. an authorization from a central or parent organization to establish a new branch, chapter, etc.
4. a document issued by a sovereign power granting certain rights or privileges to a group or individual.
5. an arrangement by which all or part of a ship, airplane, etc., is leased for a particular group or journey.
6. a tour, vacation, or trip using such an arrangement.
7. a special privilege or immunity.
v.t.
8. to issue a charter to; establish by charter: to charter a bank.
9. to lease or hire for exclusive use: The company chartered a bus for the picnic.
adj.
10. pertaining to or involving transportation that is specially leased and not part of a regularly scheduled service: a charter flight to Europe.
11. available for lease or hire by private individuals: a charter boat for fishing.
[1200–50; Middle English chartre < Old French < Latin chartul(a) scrap of papyrus (by assimilation) =chart(a) (see chart) + -ula -ule]
char′ter•a•ble, adj.
char′ter•er, n.
syn: See hire.

charter

- Confers powers and rights from the state or an organization to people, local chapters, or corporations.
See also related terms for rights.

charter


Past participle: chartered
Gerund: chartering

Imperative
charter
charter
Present
I charter
you charter
he/she/it charters
we charter
you charter
they charter
Preterite
I chartered
you chartered
he/she/it chartered
we chartered
you chartered
they chartered
Present Continuous
I am chartering
you are chartering
he/she/it is chartering
we are chartering
you are chartering
they are chartering
Present Perfect
I have chartered
you have chartered
he/she/it has chartered
we have chartered
you have chartered
they have chartered
Past Continuous
I was chartering
you were chartering
he/she/it was chartering
we were chartering
you were chartering
they were chartering
Past Perfect
I had chartered
you had chartered
he/she/it had chartered
we had chartered
you had chartered
they had chartered
Future
I will charter
you will charter
he/she/it will charter
we will charter
you will charter
they will charter
Future Perfect
I will have chartered
you will have chartered
he/she/it will have chartered
we will have chartered
you will have chartered
they will have chartered
Future Continuous
I will be chartering
you will be chartering
he/she/it will be chartering
we will be chartering
you will be chartering
they will be chartering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been chartering
you have been chartering
he/she/it has been chartering
we have been chartering
you have been chartering
they have been chartering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been chartering
you will have been chartering
he/she/it will have been chartering
we will have been chartering
you will have been chartering
they will have been chartering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been chartering
you had been chartering
he/she/it had been chartering
we had been chartering
you had been chartering
they had been chartering
Conditional
I would charter
you would charter
he/she/it would charter
we would charter
you would charter
they would charter
Past Conditional
I would have chartered
you would have chartered
he/she/it would have chartered
we would have chartered
you would have chartered
they would have chartered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.charter - a document incorporating an institution and specifying its rightscharter - a document incorporating an institution and specifying its rights; includes the articles of incorporation and the certificate of incorporation
document, papers, written document - writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)
articles of incorporation - a legal document that creates a corporation; it is filed with a state by the founders of a corporation and is governed by the laws of the state
certificate of incorporation - state approval of the articles of incorporation of a corporation
bank charter - a charter authorizing the operation of a bank
royal charter - a charter granted by the sovereign (especially in Great Britain)
2.charter - a contract to hire or lease transportation
contract - a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
Verb1.charter - hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services
contract, undertake - enter into a contractual arrangement
2.charter - grant a charter to
licence, license, certify - authorize officially; "I am licensed to practice law in this state"
3.charter - 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?"
acquire, get - come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

charter

noun
1. document, right, contract, bond, permit, licence, concession, privilege, franchise, deed, prerogative, indenture In Britain, city status is granted by royal charter.
2. constitution, laws, rules, code The Prime Minister also attacked the social charter.
verb
1. hire, commission, employ, rent, lease He chartered a jet to fly her home.
2. authorize, permit, sanction, entitle, license, empower, give authority The council is chartered to promote the understanding of British culture throughout the world.

charter

verb
To engage the temporary use of (something) for a fee:
Translations
سَفْرَةٌ بِطائِرَةٍ مُسْتَأجَرَهصَك إعْطاء حُقوق وامْتِيازات، ميثاقيَسْتَأْجِر
chartanajaté letadlonajmoutspeciálvýsadní listina
charter-chartrefundatstraktat
leigjaleiguflugsérleyfi
chartijaišnuomotiužsakytasužsakyti
čārter-fraktētfrakts-hartanolīgt
chartaprenajatý
beratçarterimtiyazkiralamakkiralanmış

charter

[ˈtʃɑːtəʳ]
A. N
1. (= authorization) → carta f; [of city] → fuero m; [of organization] → estatutos mpl; [of company] → escritura f de constitución
royal chartercédula f real
2. (= hire) (Naut) → alquiler m (Aer) → fletamento m
this boat is available for chartereste barco se alquila
B. VT
1. [+ organization] → aprobar los estatutos de; [+ company] → aprobar la escritura de constitución de
2. [+ bus] → alquilar; [+ ship, plane] → fletar
C. CPD charter flight Nvuelo m chárter
charter plane Navión m chárter

charter

[ˈtʃɑːrr]
vt [+ plane] → affréter
n
(= document) → charte f
on charter [plane] → affrété(e) charter plane
[organization] → charte f
to be a charter for sth/sb (fig)être un encouragement pour qn/qchchartered accountant [ˌtʃɑːrrdəˈkaʊntənt] n (British)expert-comptable mf, comptable mf agréé(e)chartered surveyor n (British)expert m immobiliercharter flight nvol m chartercharter plane ncharter m, avion m charterchart music n (= songs that feature in the music charts) → les chansons fpl du hit-paradechart topper [ˈtʃɑːrttɒpər] n (= singer, band) → roi des hit-parades(reine)m/f

charter

n
Charta f; (= town charter, Univ also) → Gründungsurkunde f; (of a society)Satzung f; (= permission to become established)Charter f or m, → Freibrief m
(Naut, Aviat etc: = hire) on chartergechartert; the plane is available for charterdas Flugzeug kann gechartert werden
vt plane, bus etcchartern

charter

in cpdsCharter-

charter

:
charter flight
nCharterflug m
charter party
charter plane

charter

[ˈtʃɑːtəʳ]
1. n
a. (document) → carta; (of city, organization) → statuto
b. (Naut, Aer) (hire) → noleggio
on charter → a nolo
2. vt (plane) → noleggiare

charter

(ˈtʃaːtə) noun
a formal document giving rights or privileges.
verb
to let or hire (a ship, aircraft etc) on contract. The travel company had chartered three aircraft for their holiday flights.
adjective
a charter plane; a charter flight.
References in classic literature ?
Bless me, child, you will have to charter an omnibus to carry them about.
For eight-and-forty hours let me charter your ship --I will gladly pay for it, and roundly pay for it --if there be no other way --for eight-and-forty hours only --only that --you must, oh, you must, and you shall do this thing.
Will it be the task of your masters, do you think--will they write the charter of your liberties?
After a silence the justice of the peace informed Wilson that he and Buckstone and the constable had come as a committee, on the part of the Democratic party, to ask him to run for mayor--for the little town was about to become a city and the first charter election was approaching.
I'll get admitted there, and I'll stir up mutiny; and you, three-tailed bashaw as you are, sir, shall in a trice find yourself fettered amongst our hands: nor will I, for one, consent to cut your bonds till you have signed a charter, the most liberal that despot ever yet conferred.
That was as it should be--that was what everybody had been used to-- and the charter of Raveloe seemed to be renewed by the ceremony.
I will teach them that the wood was disforested in terms of the great Forest Charter.
But the English lawyers had decided that Parliament was omnipotent--and Parliament, in its omnipotence, instead of trial by jury and the Habeas Corpus, enacted admiralty courts in England to try Americans for offences charged against them as committed in America; instead of the privileges of Magna Charta, nullified the charter itself of Massachusetts Bay; shut up the port of Boston; sent armies and navies to keep the peace and teach the colonies that John Hampden was a rebel and Algernon Sidney a traitor.
Who was he that did not know that knights-errant are independent of all jurisdictions, that their law is their sword, their charter their prowess, and their edicts their will?
Such were the subsequent confirmations of that charter by succeeding princes.
He had long determined to marry Mademoiselle Cormon; for the Charter, on which he had just been ruminating, offered to his ambition, through the half of her property, the political career of a deputy.
For three hours Phileas Fogg wandered about the docks, with the determination, if necessary, to charter a vessel to carry him to Yokohama; but he could only find vessels which were loading or unloading, and which could not therefore set sail.