charter party

Origin of charter party

First recorded in 1530–40

Words Nearby charter party Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use charter party in a sentence

  • "Then I ain't gallant enough for the likes o' you and this charter party, I take it," said Peth, his anger rising.

    Isle o' Dreams | Frederick F. Moore
  • Arms and Ammunition--prohibited to be landed without permission, under the penalty of forfeiting bond and charter-party.

  • The charter-party which we give elsewhere was then signed, the rewards were higher than usual, and many modifications introduced.

  • I got a freak charter party over on Walden and I have to get rid of my cargo.

    The Pirates of Ersatz | Murray Leinster
  • If orders send me to either of ports named in charter party and I am overhauled en route, that is your funeral.

    Cappy Ricks Retires | Peter B. Kyne

British Dictionary definitions for charterparty


/ (ˈtʃɑːtəˌpɑːtɪ) /

nounplural -parties
  1. maritime law an agreement for the hire of all or part of a ship for a specified voyage or period of time

  2. an individual or group that charters a ship, etc

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