I. noun Etymology: Middle English chartre, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin chartula, from Latin, diminutive of charta Date: 13th century 1. a written instrument or contract (as a deed) executed in due form 2. a. a grant or guarantee of rights, franchises, or privileges from the sovereign power of a state or country b. a written instrument that creates and defines the franchises of a city, educational institution, or corporation c. constitution 3. a written instrument from the authorities of a society creating a lodge or branch 4. a special privilege, immunity, or exemption 5. a mercantile lease of a ship or some principal part of it 6. a charter travel arrangement II. transitive verb Date: 15th century 1. a. to establish, enable, or convey by charter b. British certify <
a chartered mechanical engineer
2. to hire, rent, or lease for usually exclusive and temporary use <
chartered a boat for deep-sea fishing
Synonyms: see hirecharterer noun III. adjective Date: 1922 of, relating to, or being a travel arrangement in which transportation (as a bus or plane) is hired by and for one specific group of people <
a charter flight

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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