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English definition of “Royal Charter”

Royal Charter

noun [C or U]    
a document that is signed by the king or queen of a country, and that gives an organization particular rights: Today, Royal Charters are normally reserved for organizations that work in the public interest.
(Definition of Royal Charter noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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