a written grant of rights by royalty for the creation of an organization, such as a company or university; also, the written description for such an organization's functions
The stages, then, through which a royal charter had to pass were three.
The wreck which has crept into our mind is that of the royal charter.
In regard to the “royal charter,” it may be truly said that there was no necessity for the loss of that vessel.
In 1864 the town was made a municipal borough by royal charter.
On the 26th October, 1859, was lost the "royal charter," in which four hundred and fifty-nine persons perished.
Georgia, the last English colony, was settled by the English in 1732 and had her royal charter in 1762.
Winthrop hath returned, and is the bearer of a royal charter, which granteth all the rights long claimed and practised.
A royal charter was indispensable to the legal existence of those craftsmen.
When the site of that wealthy city was known to few but fishermen, Hale, so its people assert, already possessed a royal charter.
Ryerson was sent to England to beg subscriptions and also to attempt to secure a royal charter.