royal charter

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Noun1.royal charter - a charter granted by the sovereign (especially in Great Britain)
charter - a document incorporating an institution and specifying its rights; includes the articles of incorporation and the certificate of incorporation
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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Some years before a Royal Charter had been obtained, and the profession was becoming every year more respectable, lucrative, and important.
1629 - England granted a royal charter to Massachusetts Bay Colony
King Athelstan supposedly granted a Royal Charter through his brother, Edwin.
Together the Act and Royal Charter are designed to make sure NCS is delivered efficiently, effectively and transparently.
A Royal Charter from King Henry II in 1166 gave Peter de Bermingham permission for a market to be held on Thursdays.
A radical definition could leave the National Museum as an institutional zombie, still standing - unsteadily - but stripped of the ability and the resources to fulfil the objects of its Royal Charter.
The accolade is in recognition of decades of dedication to the wreck of steam clipper The Royal Charter, which sank off the beach of Porth Helaeth in Dulas Bay, on the north-east coast of Anglesey, more than 150 years ago.
Joint Council of Engineering Institutions was formed in 1964, which became Council of Engineering Institutions (CEI) in November 1965, which had a Royal Charter.
Holyrood's Culture Committee are discussing the future of the BBC ahead of the broadcasters' royal charter renewal.
The Duke of Westminster is currently on visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain to sign the royal charter for strategic partnership towards promoting clinical rehabilitation capabilities for war veterans and victims of armed conflict.
1912: The Royal Flying Corps was instituted by Royal Charter.
Most of the industry has set up its own regulator and is boycotting Parliament's royal charter.

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