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charter

noun [C] (OFFICIAL PAPER)    /ˈtʃɑː.tər/ US  /ˈtʃɑːr.t̬ɚ/
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.Official documents
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