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charter Idioms & Phrases


bank charter

  • noun a charter authorizing the operation of a bank
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Charter land

  • (O. Eng. Law), land held by charter, or in socage; bookland.
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Charter member

  • noun one of the original members when an organization was founded
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  • one of the original members of a society or corporation, esp. one named in a charter, or taking part in the first proceedings under it.
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Charter party

  • F. chartre partie, or charte partie, a divided charter; from the practice of cutting the instrument of contract in two, and giving one part to each of the contractors (Com.), a mercantile lease of a vessel; a specific contract by which the owners of a vessel let the entire vessel, or some principal part of the vessel, to another person, to be used by the latter in transportation for his own account, either under their charge or his.
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charter school

  • noun an experimental public school for kindergarten through grade 12; created and organized by teachers and parents and community leaders; operates independently of other schools
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chartered accountant

  • noun a British or Canadian accountant who is a member of a professional body that has a royal charter
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Great charter

  • (Eng. Hist.), Magna Charta.
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People's Charter

  • (Eng. Hist.), the document which embodied the demands made by the Chartists, so called, upon the English government in 1838.
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royal charter

  • noun a charter granted by the sovereign (especially in Great Britain)
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the great charter

  • noun the royal charter of political rights given to rebellious English barons by King John in 1215
    Magna Charta; Magna Carta.
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