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Noun: charter  chaa(r)-tu(r)
  1. A document incorporating an institution and specifying its rights; includes the articles of incorporation and the certificate of incorporation
  2. A contract to hire or lease transportation
Verb: charter  chaa(r)-tu(r)
  1. Hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services
    - rent, hire, lease
  2. Grant a charter to
  3. Engage for service under a term of contract
    "Let's charter a car";
    - lease, rent, hire, engage, take

Derived forms: chartered, chartering, charters

Type of: acquire, certify, contract, document, get, licence [Brit, Cdn], license, papers, undertake, written document

Encyclopedia: Charter, Andrew