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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a charter flight (=a plane service that is arranged for a particular group or purpose)
▪ The company is operating charter flights to Crete.
charter a flight (=pay a company for the use of their aircraft)
▪ The club have chartered a special flight for fans.
charter flight
Charter mark
charter member
charter school
▪ Brown rushed several fraternities but decided on Sigma Phi Epsilon, whose national charter contained a whites-only provision.
▪ A NEW environmental charter for Darlington was launched yesterday.
▪ The new charter, which was trimmed down to just 82 pages, replaces the chief administrative officer with a city administrator.
▪ It was charged with writing a new charter and would meanwhile perform legislative and monitoring functions.
▪ In 1638 he became an alderman of Shrewsbury under its new royal charter.
▪ I welcome the concept of a new charter of rights.
▪ A new town charter gives out-of-state property-owners the right to vote in local elections.
▪ Bradstreet again served as governor until May of 1692 when the governor appointed under the new royal charter arrived.
▪ It's a tradition or an old charter or something.
▪ In January of 1691, King William annulled the old Calvert charters.
▪ Surgery grew as a separate profession under its own royal charter.
▪ The colony was doomed to be swallowed by Massachusetts and Rhode Island, which had royal charters as it did not.
▪ In 1670 he was one of the original adventurers listed in the royal charter of the Hudson's Bay Company.
▪ These Puritans, who did have a royal charter, wanted unity even more than did the Pilgrims.
▪ In 1638 he became an alderman of Shrewsbury under its new royal charter.
▪ A market overt is a market, constituted under statute, by royal charter or by long standing custom.
▪ Bradstreet again served as governor until May of 1692 when the governor appointed under the new royal charter arrived.
▪ It is largely a compendium of model royal commands and charters, with some appropriate responses.
▪ I commend his outlook to the House when we discuss issues relating to the social charter.
▪ Acceptance of a social charter might lead more easily to the achievement of the goals to which the hon. Member referred.
▪ That is the Prime Minister's social charter for Britain.
▪ That is the way in which he devised his social charter when he had the ability to make policy at the Department.
▪ If not, why will not he accept the provisions of the social charter which would attack the problem of low pay?
▪ It is no wonder that the right hon. Gentleman wants to support elements of the social charter being imposed here.
▪ I think particularly of consultation on change, which must take place under the social charter but which has not been observed.
▪ One aspect of Britain's opting out of the social charter is that it must surely undermine the single market.
▪ Under the city charter, the council had to appoint a replacement for McGrory by Nov. 2.
▪ Under the city charter, Los Angeles was prohibited from incurring a debt greater than 15 percent of its assessed valuation.
▪ The writing of a city charter and the election cost us about $ 25, 000.
▪ I was in the air-freight business before Stavanger brought me here - had my own small charter company.
▪ My own business was all right, but I had the usual trouble of small charter companies - not enough capital.
▪ Owing to space restrictions, sail boards are not allowed on charter flights.
▪ For weekenders, charter flights are of little use, as usually they offer only weekly or fortnightly returns.
▪ It deals with the occasional situation when a holiday party arrives on a charter flight and claims asylum enbloc.
▪ Prices for the above itineraries are based on charter flights from London to Bangkok.
▪ Any number of trips can be taken, but travel for charter members must be completed by April 1, 1998.
▪ She was a charter member of Busy Bee Homemakers.
▪ But the buyers were mostly charter members of the class of consumer dubbed early adopters.
▪ Louis and the charter members can have their elbow room back.
▪ The First Lady discusses charter schools in the book, Lattimore said.
▪ The report acknowledges there is no proof charter schools are better than regular schools.
▪ A proposed resolution to oppose voucher plans and charter schools provoked a spirited debate on the convention floor.
▪ It passed only after it was amended to delete mention of charter schools.
▪ Open-enrollment charter schools draw students from across school district boundaries and are financed with state and local school dollars.
▪ Work with people with disabilities and their organisation to draw up a charter of rights for people with disabilities.
▪ The government promised to draw up a charter of principles for multinational companies.
▪ A convention to draw up such a charter has already begun work.
▪ Henry 1 granted the charter for the fairs to the Augustinian canons at Nostell Priory in 1100.
▪ But we have largely forgotten why we grant these charters.
▪ The proposed charter for Maricopa County created opposition from many business and political leaders.
▪ This Tuesday, August 5, voters will go to the polls to accept or reject the proposed charter.
▪ The concept of county supervisor as onlooker is presented throughout the proposed charter.
▪ The proposed charter ultimately makes the supervisors even more impotent than the current Tucson City Council.
▪ Undoubtedly the proposed charter will be a basic document.
▪ The proposed charter is a combination of paranoia, elitism, staff manipulation and basic ignorance about how government really functions.
▪ In 1212 it received the charter of a free imperial city.
▪ Schaffhausen received its charter in 1045.
▪ Hilton International, Forte and Holiday Inn are among the groups that have signed the charter.
▪ There is no local authority provision for young people who are homeless - that should be written into a charter.
▪ The writing of a city charter and the election cost us about $ 25, 000.
▪ It was charged with writing a new charter and would meanwhile perform legislative and monitoring functions.
chartered accountant/surveyor/engineer etc
▪ B and W were the two main equity partners in the firm of chartered accountants, C Connelly & Co.
▪ For any chartered accountant interested in the package, Aldercare is offering the package free of charge for a 30-day trial.
▪ He is a chartered engineer and a Member of Metallurgists.
▪ Last year 1,050 people lost the right to call themselves chartered accountants because they didn't stump up by 30 June.
▪ Working in a manufacturing company, or as a solicitor or chartered accountant gives invaluable experience.
▪ Young Man: Mrs Grant, my Dad's a chartered accountant.
▪ Donating money to political groups goes against the union's charter.
▪ The airline is now primarily a charter service.
▪ The police decision to reduce their burglary squad has been described as 'a thieves' charter'.
▪ This housing law would be a charter for dishonest landlords to cheat their tenants.
▪ A new town charter gives out-of-state property-owners the right to vote in local elections.
▪ Acceptance of a social charter might lead more easily to the achievement of the goals to which the hon. Member referred.
▪ After all, lose some bait and you can chalk it up to the charter rate.
▪ Agencies are achieving targets and are at the forefront of delivering the better services called for by the Government's citizens charter.
▪ I also welcome the citizens charter.
▪ Our business charter clearly tells customers what charges will be applied to their accounts.
▪ The charter will help to change that approach to taxation.
▪ We arrived just nine minutes late within the ten minute target outlined in the charter.
▪ She'd have to charter a small plane.
▪ In 1989, he reportedly chartered a plane to fly 150 of his friends to a $ 3 million party in London.
▪ He immediately chartered a plane to take him to Paris the next day and made his meeting.
▪ And unlike the Bulls, the Lakers had no chartered plane to whisk around the country, instead flying commercial.
▪ After speaking on the Senate floor in the morning, he stepped on the chartered campaign plane in a dark suit.
▪ A group of journalists chartered an airplane to fly them to Addis Ababa.
▪ I chartered a boat to take us to some of the smaller islands.
▪ International Aid Agencies have chartered ships to transport supplies to the disaster area.
▪ He immediately chartered a plane to take him to Paris the next day and made his meeting.
▪ In 1989, he reportedly chartered a plane to fly 150 of his friends to a $ 3 million party in London.
▪ She'd have to charter a small plane.
▪ You just might want to think about anyone wanting to charter any boat of yours, son.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Charter \Char"ter\, n. [OF. chartre, F. chartre, charte, fr. L. chartula a little paper, dim. of charta. See Chart, Card.]

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

  2. An instrument in writing, from the sovereign power of a state or country, executed in due form, bestowing rights, franchises, or privileges.

    The king [John, a.d. 1215], with a facility somewhat suspicious, signed and sealed the charter which was required of him. This famous deed, commonly called the ``Great Charter,'' either granted or secured very important liberties and privileges to every order of men in the kingdom.

  3. An act of a legislative body creating a municipal or other corporation and defining its powers and privileges. Also, an instrument in writing from the constituted authorities of an order or society (as the Freemasons), creating a lodge and defining its powers.

  4. A special privilege, immunity, or exemption.

    My mother, Who has a charter to extol her blood, When she does praise me, grieves me.

  5. (Com.) The letting or hiring a vessel by special contract, or the contract or instrument whereby a vessel is hired or let; as, a ship is offered for sale or charter. See Charter party, below.

    Charter land (O. Eng. Law), land held by charter, or in socage; bookland.

    Charter member, one of the original members of a society or corporation, esp. one named in a charter, or taking part in the first proceedings under it.

    Charter party [F. chartre partie, or charte partie, a divided charter; from the practice of cutting the instrument of contract in two, and giving one part to each of the contractors] (Com.), a mercantile lease of a vessel; a specific contract by which the owners of a vessel let the entire vessel, or some principal part of the vessel, to another person, to be used by the latter in transportation for his own account, either under their charge or his.

    People's Charter (Eng. Hist.), the document which embodied the demands made by the Chartists, so called, upon the English government in 1838.


Charter \Char"ter\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chartered; p. pr. & vb. n. Chartering.]

  1. To establish by charter.

  2. To hire or let by charter, as a ship. See Charter party, under Charter, n.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 15c., "provide with a charter," from charter (n.). Meaning "to hire" is attested from 1806. Related: Chartered; chartering.


c.1200, from Old French chartre (12c.) "charter, letter, document, covenant," from Latin chartula/cartula, literally "little paper," diminutive of charta/carta "paper, document" (see chart (n.)).

  1. lease or hired. n. 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 (gloss: legal contract). 6 A special privilege, immunity, or exemption. v

  2. 1 (context transitive English) To grant or establish a charter. 2 (context transitive English) To lease or hire something by charter.

  1. v. hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services [syn: rent, hire, lease]

  2. grant a charter to

  3. 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?" [syn: lease, rent, hire, engage, take]

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

  2. a contract to hire or lease transportation


A charter is the grant of authority or rights, stating that the granter formally recognizes the prerogative of the recipient to exercise the rights specified. It is implicit that the granter retains superiority (or sovereignty), and that the recipient admits a limited (or inferior) status within the relationship, and it is within that sense that charters were historically granted, and that sense is retained in modern usage of the term.

The word entered the English language from the Old French charte (ultimately from the Latin word for "paper"). It has come to be synonymous with the document that lays out the granting of rights or privileges.

Charter (disambiguation)

A charter is the grant of authority or rights. Charter may also refer to:

Usage examples of "charter".

He issued instructions to have the CRAF aircraft inspected by maintenance experts from his old squadron and, if it passed muster, have it put back in service and flown to Atlanta for repainting as an Aer Lingus cargo aircraft on charter to the UN.

All thirty-eight members of the ISEG had been deployed to the British base area in Oman, and the MD-80 aircraft that Robertson had ordered had been repainted as an Aer Lingus cargo plane on charter to the UN.

On the other side of the chain-link fence that flanked the road they could see the hangars that served the airfreight companies and small charter firms.

If you incorporate the boat under Bahamian law as a charter company, there are all sorts of tax tricks.

Gabi Semmler, a thirty-year-old Berliner who worked as a private secretary to an air charter company with which the Swede wanted to do business.

Four chartered buses parked in front of the court building directly behind a television truck provided the first shiver of anxiety in the young attorney as he paid off the cabdriver and hurried up the freshly sanded steps.

Governor Hamilton convened his council and they agreed to ask the Newfoundland Assembly to grant a charter giving the new company exclusive rights to lay telegraph lines on the island and cables touching Newfoundland for fifty years.

Most people who give property to the Church trust the monks or canons to keep the records of the transfers themselves, but he had had his own scribe draw up the charters and make chirographic duplicates of all of them.

Southwark had never formed part of the City of London, the charter of Edward VI notwithstanding, and that the holding of wardmotes in the borough would materially interfere with the duties of an ancient officer known as a seneschal or steward of Southwark, the petition could not be complied with, except by application to the legislature, and that such a course would neither be expedient or advisable.

On April 13, 1943 James Markham sent a letter to Secretary of State Cordell Hull objecting to the proposed Cyanamid deal on the grounds it was contrary to the Atlantic Charter and would interfere with the aim of establishing independent firms in Latin America.

I, Isabella Monboddo, sometime wife of Henry Monboddo, have in my widowhood given, granted, and by this my present charter confirmed, to Alethea Greatorex, Lady Marchamont of Pontifex Hall, Dorsetshire, relict of Henry Greatorex, Baron Marchamont, all lands and tenements, meadows, grazing lands and pasture, with their hedges, banks and ditches, and with all their profits and appurtenances, which I have in Wembish Park, Huntingdonshire .

Then, after they reached Cil Chasm where they intended to stay, she and Rish and Dunker, two charter members of her personal fan club at Pehanron, had spent an hour fishing along the little river, up into the canyon and back down again.

He was a shipping agent, on those rare times when a Dunking chartered freighter docked at the one port on Pandaros.

I married Liza Santos and accepted the money from Elson and started my charter service.

Two powerful tugs and several canal boats had been chartered to convey the Fenians across to Canada, and these were quickly and quietly loaded with men and munitions of war, As the grey dawn of day was breaking on the morning of the 1st of June, the Fenian transports started across the river.