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noun     charter pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable] legal an official document that creates a city, university, private corporation, etc. and describes its purpose and its legal rights

    Maryland was established with a charter from the King of England.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the process of renting a boat, airplane, or bus, especially for use by a group of people
    1. a.
      [countable] a boat, airplane, or bus that is available for rent

      a German charter carrying 200 tourists

      a charter jet/yacht/aircraft



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