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charter

char·ter

charter

 
pronunciation:
char tr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, adjective
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a document issued by a government or other central authority, permitting the organization of a corporation, branch, or other subordinate body.
synonyms:
franchise
similar words:
concession, contract, license, permit, sanction
definition 2: (often cap.) a document defining the principles and organizational rules of a corporate body, association, club, or the like; constitution.
synonyms:
constitution
similar words:
bylaws, canon, code, laws, principles, rules
definition 3: a commercial contract to hire a vehicle such as a ship, bus, or airplane for the use of a group or individual.
synonyms:
contract
similar words:
agreement, hire, lease
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: chartered, chartering, charters
definition 1: to establish by issuing or receiving a charter.
We chartered our company in a low-tax state.
similar words:
establish, found, incorporate, license, sanction
definition 2: to hire (a vehicle) temporarily.
The club charters buses for its trips.
synonyms:
engage, hire
similar words:
lease, rent
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of a vehicle or type of transportation, available or hired by contract.
a charter planea charter voyage
synonyms:
hired
similar words:
leased, rental, rented
definition 2: founded or held in accordance with a charter.
a charter colony
derivation: charterer (n.)