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charter

char·ter

charter

 
 
pronunciation:
char tr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition: an official document that a government gives to a business or other group. The charter states that the group has a right to exist and explains its purpose.
similar words:
contract, license, permit
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: chartered, chartering, charters
definition: to rent something for a short time for a group of people.
The school chartered a bus for a trip to the museum.
synonyms:
engage
similar words:
rent
derivation: charterer (n.)