see also: Charter
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈt͡ʃɑːtə/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈt͡ʃɑɹtɚ/

charter (plural charters)

  1. A document issued by some authority, creating a public or private institution, and defining its purposes and privileges.
  2. A similar document conferring rights and privileges on a person, corporation etc.
  3. A contract for the commercial leasing of a vessel, or space on a vessel.
  4. The temporary hiring or leasing of a vehicle.
  5. A deed legal contract.
  6. A special privilege, immunity, or exemption.
    • c. 1608–1609, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedy of Coriolanus”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene ix]:
      My mother, / Who has a charter to extol her blood, / When she does praise me, grieves me.
  7. (UK, pejorative, in a noun phrase with another noun which is either an agent or action) a provision whose unintended consequence would be to encourage an undesirable activity
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  • Russian: ча́ртер
Translations Adjective

charter (not comparable)

  1. Leased or hired.
  • Russian: ча́ртерный

charter (charters, present participle chartering; past and past participle chartered)

  1. (transitive) To grant or establish a charter.
  2. (transitive) To lease or hire something by charter.
Proper noun
  1. Surname

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