The definition of a charter is a grant of power to an organization or to an institution, defining the function, rights, obligations or privileges.(noun)
An example of charter is when a college is founded and a document made to outline the policies of the college.
Charter is defined as reserving a boat, bus or aircraft for personal use.(verb)
An example of charter is when you rent a boat for the day.
See charter in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME chartre < OFr < L chartula, dim. of charta: see card
See charter in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English chartre
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin chartula
Origin: , diminutive of charta, paper made from papyrus; see card1.
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