charter definition, meaning - what is charter in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “charter”

See all translations

charter

noun uk   /ˈtʃɑː.tər/  us   /ˈtʃɑːr.t̬ɚ/

charter noun (OFFICIAL PAPER)

[C] a formal statement of the rights of a country's people, or of an organization or a particular social group, that is agreed by or demanded from a ruler or government: a charter of rights Education is one of the basic human rights written into the United Nations Charter. The government have produced a Citizen's/Parents'/Patients' Charter.

charter noun (RENT)

[U] the renting of a vehicle: boats for charter a charter flight a major charter operator

charter

verb [T] uk   /ˈtʃɑː.tər/  us   /ˈtʃɑːr.t̬ɚ/

charter verb [T] (RENT)

to rent a vehicle, especially an aircraft, for a special use and not as part of a regular service: They've chartered a plane to take delegates to the conference.

charter verb [T] (OFFICIAL START)

to officially start a new organization by giving it a charter: Cambridge University Press was chartered in 1534.
(Definition of charter from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of charter?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “charter”

Definitions of “charter” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

Morse code

a system used for sending messages, in which letters and numbers are represented by short and long marks, sounds, or flashes of light

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More