verb (used with object)
Origin of charter
Synonyms for charter
Related Words for charteredauthorize, employ, borrow, rent, lease, hire, engage, license, permit, contract, let, allow, sanction
Examples from the Web for chartered
Contemporary Examples of 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
January 2, 2015
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
October 3, 2014
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
June 1, 2014
It would also mean logging one heck of a lot more miles on that chartered plane, and probably larger staffs.Would a National Popular Vote Be Better?
November 6, 2012
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
May 8, 2012
Historical Examples of chartered
In 1874 three new companies were chartered and railroad building was resumed.The Railroad Question
Then he had chartered a liner privately for his venture in piracy.The Space Rover
Edwin K. Sloat
I chartered a burly "contraban" to carry my luggage, and we started.War from the Inside
Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
This general law, however, did not apply to chartered cities.
The steamer Greyhound a captured blockade-runner, was chartered.Charles Carleton Coffin
William Elliot Griffis, D. D.
- 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.)).