a colony, as Virginia, Massachusetts, Connecticut, or Rhode Island, chartered to an individual, trading company, etc., by the British crown.
Compare royal colony (def 2).
(US, history) a colony, such as Virginia or Massachusetts, created by royal charter under the control of an individual, trading company, etc, and exempt from interference by the Crown
in US history, a colony started by an individual trading company which had a Royal Charter with the British crown
Virginia, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island were all charter colonies.
- Charter flight
noun an aircraft flight that has been arranged and paid for by an individual or group for a specific trip
one of the original members or founders of a club, organization, etc. noun an original or founder member of a society or organization
a section of the Canadian Constitution containing a statement of the basic rights of citizens of Canada.
charter (def 5).