Charter is sometimes used as a synonym for 'tool' or 'lease', as in the 'charter' of a bus or boat by an organization, intended for a similar group destination.

A charter member of an organization is an original member; that is, one who became a member when the organization received its charter.

Read more about Charter:  Different Types of Charters

Other articles related to "charter":

Corby - History - Early History
... In 1568 Corby was granted a charter by Elizabeth I that exempted local landowners from tolls (the fee paid by travellers to use the long distance public roads), dues (an early form ... Upon being rescued by villagers from Corby she granted the charter in gratitude for her rescue ... Pole Fair is an event that has taken place every 20 years since 1862 in celebration of the charter ...
Geneva Conventions - Enforcement - Enforcement Authority of The United Nations Security Council
... As a charter, the UN Charter is a constituent treaty, and all members are bound by its articles ... The UN Charter's Article 25 and others require that obligations to the United Nations prevail over all other treaty obligations ...
Velo-city Global 2012 - The Charter of Vancouver
... The City of Vancouver and European Cyclists’ Federation launched the Charter of Vancouver on Children and Cycling with the expectation that the Charter serve as a legacy for the city and the Velo-city Global 2012 ... The Charter is based on the United Nations 1990 Convention on the Rights of the Child and outlines the important connection between children and cycling ... The Charter remains open to signatures by institutions who are interested in using it as a tool for the promotion of children’s right to safe cycling ...
South Bronx - Education
... Among the public schools are three charter schools ... Success Academy Bronx 1 and 2 are both part of Success Academy Charter Schools ... An elementary charter school, Academic Leadership Charter School, opened on 141st Street and Cypress Avenue ...

Famous quotes containing the word charter:

    Farewell! thou art too dear for my possessing,
    And like enough thou know’st thy estimate:
    The charter of thy worth gives thee releasing;
    My bonds in thee are all determinate.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    The recent attempt to secure a charter from the State of North Dakota for a lottery company, the pending effort to obtain from the State of Louisiana a renewal of the charter of the Louisiana State Lottery, and the establishment of one or more lottery companies at Mexican towns near our border, have served the good purpose of calling public attention to an evil of vast proportions.
    Benjamin Harrison (1833–1901)

    When Britain first, at Heaven’s command,
    Arose from out the azure main,
    This was the charter of her land,
    And guardian angels sung the strain:
    Rule, Britannia! Britannia rules the waves!
    Britons never shall be slaves.
    James Thomson (1700–1748)