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charter British & World English

A written grant by the sovereign or legislative power of a country, by which a body such as a borough, company, or university is created or its rights and privileges defined

chartered in charter British & World English

Grant a charter to (a city, university, or other body)

charter English Thesaurus

the company is operating under Royal charter

Earth Charter British & World English

A document which (although not legally enforceable) details action and principles for environmental protection and sustainable development agreed at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, June 1992; (also) any similar document containing recommendations for environmental protection.

time-charter British & World English

To hire (a ship or aircraft) for a fixed period by means of a time charter.

time charter British & World English

A charter securing the use of a ship or aircraft for a fixed period of time.

Charter Mark British & World English

(In the UK) an award granted to institutions for exceptional public service under the terms of the Citizen’s Charter

charter party British & World English

A deed between a shipowner and a trader for the hire of a ship and the delivery of cargo

Great Charter British & World English

Another name for Magna Carta.

social charter British & World English

A document establishing or dealing with policy on social matters such as workers' rights and welfare; specifically a charter signed by eleven European Union member states in 1989, which later formed the basis of the Maastricht Treaty's social chapter.

charter flight British & World English

A flight by an aircraft chartered for a specific journey, not part of an airline’s regular schedule

charter member British & World English

An original or founding member of a society or organization

charter school British & World English

(In North America) a publicly funded independent school established by teachers, parents, or community groups under the terms of a charter with a local or national authority

Atlantic Charter British & World English

A declaration of eight common principles in international relations drawn up by Churchill and Roosevelt in August 1941, which provided the ideological basis for the United Nations organization

Citizen's Charter British & World English

A document setting out the rights of citizens, especially a British government document of 1991 that guaranteed citizens the right of redress on occasions where a public service failed to meet certain standards

Charter School in charter school British & World English

A school established by the Charter Society (founded for that purpose in 1733) to provide a Protestant education to poor Catholics in Ireland

charter (clause,etc.) of novodamus in novodamus British & World English

(A charter containing) a clause by which a feudal superior renews a former grant (now specifically with an alteration or correction). Also as charter (clause,etc.) of novodamus.