English version

charter in Government topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcharterchar‧ter1 /ˈtʃɑːtə $ ˈtʃɑːrtər/ ●●○ noun  1 [countable]SAY/STATE a statement of the principles, duties, and purposes of an organization the freedoms embodied in the UN charter2 [uncountable]PAY FOR the practice of paying money to a company to use their boats, aircraft etc, or the boat, aircraft etc used in this way boats available for charter a charter service3 [countable]PG a signed statement from a government or ruler which allows a town, organization, or university to officially exist and have special rights The town’s charter was granted in 1838.4 [singular]RIGHT/HAVE THE RIGHT TO British English informal a law or official decision that seems to give someone the right to do something most people consider morally wrong Reducing the number of police is just a thieves’ charter.
Examples from the Corpus
charterThis housing law would be a charter for dishonest landlords to cheat their tenants.The airline is now primarily a charter service.Our business charter clearly tells customers what charges will be applied to their accounts.Agencies are achieving targets and are at the forefront of delivering the better services called for by the Government's citizens charter.I also welcome the citizens charter.Donating money to political groups goes against the union's charter.Acceptance of a social charter might lead more easily to the achievement of the goals to which the hon. Member referred.We arrived just nine minutes late within the ten minute target outlined in the charter.After all, lose some bait and you can chalk it up to the charter rate.The charter will help to change that approach to taxation.The police decision to reduce their burglary squad has been described as 'a thieves' charter'.A new town charter gives out-of-state property-owners the right to vote in local elections.