Share this entry

charter party Line breaks: char|ter party

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of charter party in English:


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.

Definition of charter party in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day innocuous
Pronunciation: ɪˈnɒkjʊəs
not harmful or offensive