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 chartering
I am of the opinion that the chartering of a national bank will not meet his approval.
There was little difficulty in chartering steamers to carry supplies to "The Islands."The Supplies for the Confederate Army|Caleb Huse
So it was that he had joined in chartering a coach, and for the first time in a dozen years he had seen the foot-ball game.Vignettes of Manhattan; Outlines in Local Color|Brander Matthews
We are just on the point of chartering a ship to lay the shore end.Cyrus W. Field; his Life and Work|Isabella Field Judson
But he was little benefited, and took up his search for health by chartering a yacht for a voyage through the South Seas.A Child's Garden of Verses|Robert Louis Stevenson
- 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.)).