charter - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [countable] an official document describing the aims, rights, or principles of an organization
    1. a.
      [countable] legal an official document that creates a city, organization, university etc and describes its purpose and its legal rights

      The BBC has a Royal Charter.

    2. d.
      [singular] British informal used about a law that seems to give people the opportunity to do something bad

      Critics have described the new bill as a strikers’ charter.

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

      a German charter carrying 200 tourists

      a charter jet/yacht/aircraft