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Definition of Charter

Charter

  1. A written evidence in due form of things done or granted, contracts made, etc., between man and man; a deed, or conveyance.
  2. An instrument in writing, from the sovereign power of a state or country, executed in due form, bestowing rights, franchises, or privileges.
  3. An act of a legislative body creating a municipal or other corporation and defining its powers and privileges. Also, an instrument in writing from the constituted authorities of an order or society (as the Freemasons), creating a lodge and defining its powers.
  4. A special privilege, immunity, or exemption.
  5. The letting or hiring a vessel by special contract, or the contract or instrument whereby a vessel is hired or let; as, a ship is offered for sale or charter. See Charter party, below.
  6. To establish by charter.
  7. To hire or let by charter, as a ship. See Charter party, under Charter, n.

Charter Quotations

Perhaps the best definition of progress would be the continuing efforts of men and women to narrow the gap between the convenience of the powers that be and the unwritten charter.
Nadine Gordimer

The Charter of the United Nations expresses the noblest aspirations of man: abjuration of force in the settlement of disputes between states; the assurance of human rights and fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language or religion; the safeguarding of international peace and security.
Haile Selassie

I'm not only a lawyer, I have a post doctorate degree in federal tax law from William and Mary. I work in serious scholarship and work in the United States federal tax court. My husband and I raised five kids. We've raised 23 foster children. We've applied ourselves to education reform. We started a charter school for at-risk kids.
Michele Bachmann

It's time to update traditional public schools, charter schools, home schools, online schools and parochial schools. Let the dollars follow the child instead of forcing the child to follow the dollars, so that every child has the opportunity to attain an education.
Bobby Jindal

The people are the only legitimate fountain of power, and it is from them that the constitutional charter, under which the several branches of government hold their power, is derived.
James Madison
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Charter Translations

charter in Dutch is charter, handvest, vrachtcontract
charter in German is anheuern, Urkunde, anheuern, Freibrief
charter in Portuguese is carta patente
charter in Spanish is estatutos, salvoconducto
charter in Swedish is kontrakt, hyra, befrakta

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