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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.

chartered

(ˈtʃɑːtəd)
adj
(Professions) (of a professional person) having attained certain professional qualifications or standards and acquired membership of a particular professional body
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.chartered - hired for the exclusive temporary use of a group of travelers; "a chartered plane"; "the chartered buses arrived on time"
unchartered - not chartered
Translations

chartered

[ˈtʃɑːtəd] ADJ [surveyor] → colegiado; [librarian] → diplomado (con un mínimo de dos años de experiencia); [company] → legalmente constituido
chartered accountant (Brit, Canada) → censor(a) m/f jurado/a de cuentas, contador(a) m/f público/a (LAm)
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In a day or two the answer came back that he had not a vacancy, and was very much opposed to the whole scheme; the profession was greatly overcrowded, and without capital or connections a man had small chance of becoming more than a managing clerk; he suggested, however, that Philip should become a chartered accountant.
His story seemed entirely probable, and I permitted him a seat in the special train I had chartered for Harwich.
I have an appointment on the Continent of great importance, as you may judge by the fact that at Liverpool Street I chartered a special train.
They had been the settlers of thirteen separate and distinct English colonies, along the margin of the shore of the North American Continent; contiguously situated, but chartered by adventurers of characters variously diversified, including sectarians, religious and political, of all the classes which for the two preceding centuries had agitated and divided the people of the British islands--and with them were intermingled the descendants of Hollanders, Swedes, Germans, and French fugitives from the persecution of the revoker of the Edict of Nantes.
The struggle was for chartered rights--for English liberties--for the cause of Algernon Sidney and John Hampden--for trial by jury- -the Habeas Corpus and Magna Charta.
As the people are the only legitimate fountain of power, and it is from them that the constitutional charter, under which the several branches of government hold their power, is derived, it seems strictly consonant to the republican theory, to recur to the same original authority, not only whenever it may be necessary to enlarge, diminish, or new-model the powers of the government, but also whenever any one of the departments may commit encroachments on the chartered authorities of the others.
So I CHARTERED the raft and the crew and took all the responsibilities on myself.
During this passage, Felton related everything to Milady--how, instead of going to London, he had chartered the little vessel; how he had returned; how he had scaled the wall by fastening cramps in the interstices of the stones, as he ascended, to give him foothold; and how, when he had reached the bars, he fastened his ladder.
Kies became hooked on the yacht vacation lifestyle and chartered "Sovereign" twice more.
Another charter school, Opportunities for Learning, has two sites - one in Lancaster that is chartered through the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District and opened in November 1999, and one in Palmdale, which is chartered through the William S.
Under the master services agreement, Euronet and Standard Chartered Bank will identify and tailor services relevant to their local country's unique requirements.
There are several benefits in undertaking this plan now: first, funds raised will allow us the flexibility to either repay the Existing Convertible Notes when due in 2006 or to repurchase those earlier; second, the plan also satisfies our de-leveraging objectives by refinancing a smaller portion of the debt (represented by the Existing Convertible Notes) with equity (represented by the Units Private Placement); third, we are substantially lengthening our debt maturity profile, at a time when interest rates are low," said George Thomas, senior vice president & CFO of Chartered.

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