Definitions of charter

  1. To establish by charter.
  2. To hire or let by charter, as a ship. See party, under Charter, n.
  3. To grant a charter to; colloquially, to hire for one's own use.
  4. To establish by charter: to let or hire, as a ship, on contract.
  5. To establish by charter; to contract for the use of a ship.
  6. To hire by charter; establish by charter.
  7. grant a charter to
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. To hire or let by charter, as a ship. See Charter party, under Charter, n.
  11. To establish by charter; to hire or let a ship by charter.
  12. To hire or let a ship under a written agreement.
  13. a document incorporating an institution and specifying its rights; includes the articles of incorporation and the certificate of incorporation
  14. a contract to hire or lease transportation
  15. A written evidence in due form of things done or granted, contracts made, etc., between man and man; a deed, or conveyance.
  16. An instrument in writing, from the sovereign power of a state or country, executed in due form, bestowing rights, franchises, or privileges.
  17. A special privilege, immunity, or exemption.
  18. 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 party, below.
  19. An official paper bestowing certain rights and privileges; a written order from the authorities of a society to establish another chapter, etc.
  20. A formal written paper, conferring or confirming titles, rights, or privileges: a patent: grant: immunity.
  21. Formal grant of privileges.
  22. A document drawn up in due form, conferring or confirming certain powers, rights, privileges, and immunities; a patent; a grant; a contract, as in letting or hiring a ship; a claim of rights.
  23. Any written paper or document conferring privileges or confirming rights; privilege; exemption.
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