What is charter?

  • (verb): Grant a charter to.
    See also — Additional definitions below


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.

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Some articles on charter:

Velo-city Global 2012 - The Charter of Vancouver
... Cyclists’ Federation launched the Charter of Vancouver on Children and Cycling with the expectation that the Charter serve as a legacy for the city ... 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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "charter":

  • (verb): Hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services.
    Synonyms: rent, hire, lease
  • (noun): A contract to hire or lease transportation.
  • (noun): A document incorporating an institution and specifying its rights; includes the articles of incorporation and the certificate of incorporation.

Famous quotes containing the word charter:

    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)

    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)

    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)