charter

[ chahr-ter ]
/ ˈtʃɑr tər /

noun

verb (used with object)

adjective

Origin of charter

1200–50; Middle English chartre < Old French < Latin chartul(a) little paper (by assimilation), equivalent to chart(a) (see charta) + -ula -ule

Related forms

Can be confused

charted chartered
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charter

/ (ˈtʃɑːtə) /

noun


verb (tr)

Derived Forms

charterer, noun

Word Origin for charter

C13: from Old French chartre, from Latin chartula a little paper, from charta leaf of papyrus; see chart
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