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charter

noun [C]  us   /ˈtʃɑr·t̬ər/

charter noun [C] (DOCUMENT)

a formal statement, esp. by a government or ruler, of the rights of a group organized for some purpose: The United Nations charter sets forth goals we all admire.

charter noun [C] (RENT)

an act of renting a vehicle for a special use, esp. by a group of people: Charters with low fares have attracted new airline passengers.

charter

verb [T]  us   /ˈtʃɑrt̬·ər/

charter verb [T] (RENT)

to rent a vehicle for a special use: He wanted to charter an airplane.
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