verb (used with object)
- chart room,
- chart. cerat.,
- charter colony,
- charter member,
- charter of rights,
- charter party,
- charter school
Origin of charter
Examples from the Web for chartered
The TVA, a federally owned and chartered electric power provider, is a New Deal legacy just like Social Security.Steve Scalise Shows There’s a Fine Line Between Confederate & Southern|Lloyd Green|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
As for Snyderman and her three colleagues, whose names were also withheld, they will be flown home on a chartered aircraft.NBC Cameraman Gets Ebola, News Crew to Be Quarantined|Lloyd Grove|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If Katz was using a chartered jet, “maybe that explains it,” Rendell said.Ed Rendell: I Could Have Been on Inquirer Owner Lewis Katz’s Crashed Jet|Lloyd Grove|June 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It would also mean logging one heck of a lot more miles on that chartered plane, and probably larger staffs.
Last year, just after performing at a football game in November, Champion collapsed on the school's chartered bus.FAMU ‘Marching 100’ Case Raises Veil on Secret Hazing Rituals|Allison Samuels|May 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Girl Scouts are registered and chartered by troops, and the Troop meeting is their official gathering.
Mr. Allen had chartered a special tug to come to Bay House landing in the morning and take him to the ship.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
The present city, chartered in 1894, was originally a part of the township.
This general law, however, did not apply to chartered cities.
I learned that the Disdain had been chartered by Mr. Ranson.The Last Cruise of the Spitfire|Edward Stratemeyer
- the hire or lease of transportation
- the agreement or contract regulating this
- (as modifier)a charter flight
Word Origin for charter
early 15c., "provide with a charter," from charter (n.). Meaning "to hire" is attested from 1806. Related: Chartered; chartering.
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.)).