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charter

char·ter

charter

 
pronunciation:
char tr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an official document given by a government or ruler to a business or other group. The charter explains the group's rights and responsibilities.
The king signed the charter, which granted more rights to the nobles.
similar words:
concession, contract, license, permit, sanction
definition 2: a contract to hire a bus, airplane, or ship for the use of a group or a person.
synonyms:
contract
similar words:
agreement, hire, lease
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: chartered, chartering, charters
definition 1: to give a charter to or be chartered.
The city chartered a company to start a bus service.
similar words:
establish, found, incorporate, license, sanction
definition 2: to hire for a short time.
The school chartered a bus for our field trip to the museum.
synonyms:
engage, hire
similar words:
lease, rent
derivation: charterer (n.)