verb (used with object)
Origin of charter
Synonyms for charter
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Contemporary Examples of charter
A second document was titled: “Gambia Reborn: A Charter for Transition from Dictatorship to Democracy and Development.”The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country
January 6, 2015
Klein paints a rosy picture of the charter schools, while admitting that not all outperformed traditional public schools.
Charter schools, rejecting the tenet of promotion through seniority, promised to do better.
Nothing,” Klein notes, “was more threatening to the education status quo in New York City than our charter school initiative.
Neither was there a return to the loyal but small ghetto of Charter 77.How Havel Inspired the Velvet Revolution
December 6, 2014
Historical Examples of charter
He can Take her In by not keeping his appointment, or—he can charter an omnibus if he likes.
They followed him, and on Twelfth Day laid the charter before him.Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II
Charlotte Mary Yonge
One element of his success was no doubt the change in the charter.Quotes and Images From The Works of Charles Dudley Warner
Charles Dudley Warner
The chiefs and their children had the same 145 charter of the sword.Leading Articles on Various Subjects
Secure in their charter, they presently left England for good.The Siege of Boston
- the hire or lease of transportation
- the agreement or contract regulating this
- (as modifier)a charter flight
Word Origin for charter
c.1200, from Old French chartre (12c.) "charter, letter, document, covenant," from Latin chartula, literally "little paper," diminutive of charta, carta "paper, document" (see chart (n.)).
early 15c., "provide with a charter," from charter (n.). Meaning "to hire" is attested from 1806. Related: Chartered; chartering.