Definition of charter party in English:

charter party

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  • 1A deed between a shipowner and a trader for the hire of a ship and the delivery of cargo.
  • 2A group of people using a hired aircraft or ship.


late Middle English: from French charte partie, from medieval Latin charta partita 'divided charter', i.e. one written in duplicate on a single sheet, then divided in such a way that the two parts could be fitted together again as proof of authenticity.

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