charter

[ chahr-ter ]
/ ˈtʃɑr tər /

noun

verb (used with object)

adjective


Nearby words

  1. chart room,
  2. chart.,
  3. chart. cerat.,
  4. charta,
  5. chartaceous,
  6. charter colony,
  7. charter member,
  8. charter of rights,
  9. charter party,
  10. charter school

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 confusedcharted chartered

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British Dictionary definitions for chartered

chartered

/ (ˈtʃɑːtəd) /

adjective

(of a professional person) having attained certain professional qualifications or standards and acquired membership of a particular professional body

charter

/ (ˈtʃɑːtə) /

noun

verb (tr)

Derived Formscharterer, 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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Word Origin and History for chartered
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