charter party
Chirograph Chi"ro*graph, n. [Gr. ? written with the hand; chei`r hand + gra`fein to write.] (Old. Law) (a) A writing which, requiring a counterpart, was engrossed twice on the same piece of parchment, with a space between, in which was written the word chirographum, through which the parchment was cut, and one part given to each party. It answered to what is now called a {charter party}. (b) The last part of a fine of land, commonly called the foot of the fine. --Bouvier. [1913 Webster]

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  • Charter party — Charter Char ter, n. [OF. chartre, F. chartre, charte, fr. L. chartula a little paper, dim. of charta. See {Chart}, {Card}.] 1. A written evidence in due form of things done or granted, contracts made, etc., between man and man; a deed, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • charter party — charter (def. 5). [1530 40] * * * ▪ contract       contract by which the owner of a ship lets it to others for use in transporting a cargo. The shipowner continues to control the navigation and management of the vessel, but its carrying capacity… …   Universalium

  • Charter party — Party Par ty, a. [F. parti divided, fr. partir to divide. See {Part}, v., and cf. {Partite}.] 1. (Her.) Parted or divided, as in the direction or form of one of the ordinaries; as, an escutcheon party per pale. [1913 Webster] 2. Partial; favoring …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • charter party — n: charter (3) Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • charter party — UK US (plural charter parties) (also charterparty) noun [C] TRANSPORT ► a document recording an agreement between a ship owner and someone who rents all or part of the ship for a particular voyage or period of time …   Financial and business terms

  • Charter Party — This article is about the political party. For the piratical practice, see Pirate code of the Brethren. For the maritime legal term, see charter party. The Charter Committee Leader Michael Goldman Founded June 6, 1924 Ideology In …   Wikipedia

  • Charter-party — This article is about the maritime legal term. For the Cincinnati political party, see Charter Party …   Wikipedia

  • charter party — noun Etymology: by folk etymology from Medieval Latin charta partita, literally, divided charter, one part being given to each of the contractors : charter 5 * * * charter (def. 5). [1530 40] * * * charter party, = charter (def. 5). (Cf.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • charter-party — A contract by which a ship, or some principal part thereof, is let to a merchant for the conveyance of goods on a determined voyage to one or more places. The term charter party or charter agreement , often shortened to charter, designates the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • charter-party — A contract by which a ship, or some principal part thereof, is let to a merchant for the conveyance of goods on a determined voyage to one or more places. The term charter party or charter agreement , often shortened to charter, designates the… …   Black's law dictionary

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