Charter

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 c...
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Charter

• (n.) An instrument in writing, from the sovereign power of a state or country, executed in due form, bestowing rights, franchises, or privileges. • (n.) 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. ...
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Charter

(from the article `Portugal`) ...had been granted by the crown) from those who demanded a `democratic` constitution like that of 1822. In September 1836 the latter, thenceforth ... ...of Brazil, became Peter IV of Portugal but constitutionally abdicated in favour of his daughter Maria, then seven years of age. She was to marry...
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charter

(ITIL Service Strategy) A document that contains details of a new service, a significant change or other significant project. Charters are typically authorized by service portfolio management or by a project management office. The term charter is also used to describe the act of authorizing the work required to complete the service change or projec...
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Charter

1) A document that establishes an organization, such as a governmental entity (for example, a city charter) or a company (for example, a corporation's Articles of Incorporation). 2) To hire or rent for temporary use, such as chartering a boat.
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charter

noun a document incorporating an institution and specifying its rights; includes the articles of incorporation and the certificate of incorporation
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Charter

Char'ter noun [ Old French chartre , French chartre , charte , from Latin 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 d...
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Charter

Char'ter transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Chartered ; present participle & verbal noun Chartering .] 1. To establish by charter. 2. To hire or let by charter, as a ship. See Charter party , under ...
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Charter

A charter is a written instrument, executed with usual forms, given as evidence of a grant, contract, or other important transaction between man and man. Royal charters are such as are granted by sovereigns to convey certain rights and privileges to their subjects, such as the Great Charter, granted by King John, and charters granted by various sov...
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charter

a document granting certain specified rights, powers, privileges, or functions from the sovereign power of a state to an individual, corporation, ... [9 related articles]
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Charter

A document issued by a governing authority creating a company or other corporation.
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Charter

A document, usually given by a King or Queen, that gives a certain group of possessions or privileges. The Hudson's Bay and the East India Company charters gave them trading rights in a certain area.
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charter

A formal document that creates a corporation....
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Charter

a formal document witnessing the grant of land or of special privileges by a LORD, especially the King to a VASSAL.
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Charter

A grant made by the sovereign, either to the whole people or to a portion of them, securing to them the enjoyment of certain rights. Of the former kind is the late charter of France, which extended to the whole country; the charters which were granted to the different American colonies by the British government were charters of the latter species.
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Charter

A legal document stating a town's or city's legal status and rights; issued by the town lord or the king.
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Charter

Aircraft, motorcoach, or other mode of transportation reserved entirely for use by a group.
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charter

charter, document granting certain rights, powers, or functions. It may be issued by the sovereign body of a state to a local governing body, university, or other corporation or by the constituted authority of a society or order to a local unit. The term was widely applied to various royal grants of...
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charter

Hiring out of a ship by a shipowner.
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Charter

It is the name given to articles of incorporation in some states.
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charter

n. the name for articles of incorporation in some states, as in a corporate charter.
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charter

Open letter recording that a grant of land or privileges had been made on a specific date, as in the Magna Carta. Witnesses either signed, made their mark, or affixed their seal. Based on the Roman...
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Charter

Trains that are run on behalf of private parties, eg football or enthusiast specials.
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charter

[n] - a contract to hire or lease transportation 2. [n] - a document incorporating an institution and specifying its rights 3. [v] - grant a charter to
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