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charter

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Government
charterchar‧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.
Related topics: Government
chartercharter2 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 PAY FORBORROWto pay a company for the use of their aircraft, boat etc 🔊 We chartered a boat to take us to some of the smaller islands.2 PGto say officially that a town, organization, or university officially exists and has special rights
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Examples from the Corpus
charterI chartered a boat to take us to some of the smaller islands.In 1989, he reportedly chartered a plane to fly 150 of his friends to a $ 3 million party in London.He immediately chartered a plane to take him to Paris the next day and made his meeting.She'd have to charter a small plane.A group of journalists chartered an airplane to fly them to Addis Ababa.You just might want to think about anyone wanting to charter any boat of yours, son.International Aid Agencies have chartered ships to transport supplies to the disaster area.
From Longman Business Dictionarycharterchar‧ter1 /ˈtʃɑːtəˈtʃɑːrtər/ verb [transitive]1TRANSPORTTRAVELto pay for the use of a plane, boat, train etc for a particular period of time or a particular journeyThe US government has chartered 41 commercial vessels to carry equipment to the Mideast.2COMMERCE to officially allow a financial institution to operate in a particular placeBanks chartered in Delaware are allowed to act as insurers.→ See Verb tablechartercharter2 noun1[countable, uncountable]TRAVELTRANSPORT an arrangement in which a person or organization pays a company to use its ships, aircraft etcTwo 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. bareboat charter time charter voyage charter2[countable]LAW in the US, an official document that allows a business to operate and controls its activitiesThe company was granted a New York state charter.3[countable] a statement of the principles, duties, and aims of an organizationThe signing of the United Nations Charter took place in San Francisco on 26 June 1945.the review of the BBC’s charter citizen's charter
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Verb table
charter
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycharter
he, she, itcharters
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theychartered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave chartered
he, she, ithas chartered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad chartered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill charter
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have chartered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam chartering
he, she, itis chartering
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you, we, theyare chartering
Past
I, he, she, itwas chartering
you, we, theywere chartering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been chartering
he, she, ithas been chartering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been chartering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be chartering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been chartering
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