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I. charter char‧ter 1 [ˈtʆɑːtə ǁ ˈtʆɑːrtər] verb [transitive]
1. TRANSPORT TRAVEL to pay for the use of a plane, boat, train etc for a particular period of time or a particular journey:

• The US government has chartered 41 commercial vessels to carry equipment to the Mideast.

2. COMMERCE to officially allow a financial institution to operate in a particular place:

• Banks chartered in Delaware are allowed to act as insurers.

  [m0] II. charter charter 2 noun
1. [countable, uncountable] TRAVEL TRANSPORT an arrangement in which a person or organization pays a company to use its ships, aircraft etc:

• Two of its ships were being repaired and unavailable for charter.

Charter rates (= rates charged for charter ) for oil tankers have risen to more than $50,000 a day.

• No ship without a charter party (= official contract between the owner and the user ) could be loaded.

ˈbareboat ˌcharter also deˈmise ˌcharter [countable] TRANSPORT
a charter in which the owner rents out a ship or aircraft only, and the client provides fuel, people to work on it etc
ˈtime ˌcharter [countable] TRANSPORT TRAVEL
a charter in which the owner rents out a ship for a particular period of time
ˈvoyage ˌcharter [countable] TRANSPORT TRAVEL
a charter in which the owner rents out a ship for a particular journey
2. [countable] LAW in the US, an official document that allows a business to operate and controls its activities:

• The company was granted a New York state charter.

3. [countable] a statement of the principles, duties, and aims of an organization:

• The signing of the United Nations Charter took place in San Francisco on 26 June 1945.

• the review of the BBC's charter

ˈcitizen's ˌcharter [singular]
in Britain and some other countries, a statement about standards of service that people should expect from local and national government departments:

• The country is considering a citizen's charter to cut bureaucracy.

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charter UK US /ˈtʃɑːtər/ noun
[C] GOVERNMENT, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY a formal statement of the rights of a country's people, or a particular social group, which is agreed by or demanded from a government, etc.: »

Education is one of the basic human rights written into the United Nations Charter.

[C] a statement of the aims and values of an organization, etc.: »

The city charter and state law require the city to enact a balanced budget before April 1.

[C] LAW in the US, an official document that shows that a company has been formed legally and that controls how it operates: »

Commercial banks with a national charter are supervised by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

[U] TRANSPORT the renting of a plane or ship: »

a charter flight


a major charter operator

See also BAREBOAT CHARTER(Cf. ↑bareboat charter), CITIZEN'S CHARTER(Cf. ↑citizen's charter), TIME CHARTER(Cf. ↑time charter), VOYAGE CHARTER(Cf. ↑voyage charter)
charter UK US /ˈtʃɑːtər/ verb [T]
TRANSPORT to rent a plane or ship, for a special use and not as part of a regular service: »

The company chartered a plane to take executives to the conference.

LAW to start a new organization by giving it an official charter: »

The Second Bank of the United States was chartered in 1816.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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