Definition of 'charter'
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Royal aides faced having to charter planes and book hotels if it cannot be fixed. The Sun (2016)Was Radio 3 scrutinised during the charter renewal process? Times, Sunday Times (2016)After charter renewal, though, there will surely be cuts. Times, Sunday Times (2016)An election is one big commercial for its licence fee and charter renewal. Times, Sunday Times (2015)MPs fished for his views on the warring plans for a royal charter. Times, Sunday Times (2013)So we chartered a small plane to take us there. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The committee would then issue recommendations which could inform negotiations for the new charter. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The commandos had to charter a fishing boat instead. The Sun (2008)Surf charter boats have proved a godsend to the aid effort. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The city charter only requires that the city secretary verify that the signatures are from voters within the city. Christianity Today (2000)But neither is a passive charter. Democracy and its Critics - Anglo-American democratic thought in the nineteenth century (1989)At the same time a royal charter was granted, making the town a city. Times, Sunday Times (2007) One chartered a yacht - for his dog. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It was part of a charter protecting employees' rights. Times, Sunday Times (2010)House of Lords committee on charter renewal. Times, Sunday Times (2006)That's why he insisted its royal charter should contain strict safeguards. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Up to 700 people an hour fled in special charter planes. The Sun (2008)The King gave the new charter his personal seal of approval within days of its completion. THE HERBALIST: Nicholas Culpeper Rebel Physician (2004)A royal charter is granted by the exercise of prerogative powers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Prior to my appointment, political opponents of education reform had successfully made charter school growth as difficult as possible. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Politicians have finally acknowledged that they cannot run schools, which is why governments globally are turning to autonomous charter schools. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The publishers signed up in defiance of the royal charter, which they say could allow politicians to interfere in press freedom. Times, Sunday Times (2014)So if in the heat of charter renewal and spending cuts radio is the unacknowledged elephant, it risks getting thinner and paler. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The ruling is part of a charter that forms the basis of a self-regulation scheme for fundraising to be launched in the new year. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The first two British charter jets picked up 413 refugees last night. The Sun (2011)As with charter schools in America, not all academies will succeed. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The current charter was granted in 2006, when video on demand barely existed. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'charter'
British English: charter NOUN
A charter is a formal document that describes the rights or principles of an organization.
...a new charter on transport policies to reduce the effects of pollution.
British English: charter VERB
If a person or organization charters a plane, boat, or other vehicle, they hire it for their own use.
He chartered a jet to fly her home.
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