[chahr-ter] /ˈtʃɑr tər/
a document, issued by a sovereign or state, outlining the conditions under which a corporation, colony, city, or other corporate body is organized, and defining its rights and privileges.
(often initial capital letter) a document defining the formal organization of a corporate body; constitution:
the Charter of the United Nations.
authorization from a central or parent organization to establish a new branch, chapter, etc.
a grant by a sovereign power creating a corporation, as the royal charters granted to British colonies in America.
Also called charter party. a contract by which part or all of a ship is leased for a voyage or a stated time.
a tour, vacation, or trip by charter arrangement:
The travel agency is offering charters to Europe and the Caribbean.
special privilege or immunity.
verb (used with object)
to establish by charter:
to charter a bank.
to lease or hire for exclusive use:
The company will charter six buses for the picnic.
to give special favor or privilege to.
of or relating to a method of travel in which the transportation is specially leased or hired for members of a group or association:
a charter flight to Europe.
that can be leased or hired for exclusive or private use:
a charter boat for deep-sea fishing.
done or held in accordance with a charter:
a charter school.
a formal document from the sovereign or state incorporating a city, bank, college, etc, and specifying its purposes and rights
(sometimes capital) a formal document granting or demanding from the sovereign power of a state certain rights or liberties
a document issued by a society or an organization authorizing the establishment of a local branch or chapter
a special privilege or exemption
(often capital) the fundamental principles of an organization; constitution: the Charter of the United Nations
a law, policy, or decision containing a loophole which allows a specified group to engage more easily in an activity considered undesirable: a beggars’ charter
(maritime law) another word for charterparty
to lease or hire by charterparty
to hire (a vehicle, etc)
to grant a charter of incorporation or liberties to (a group or person)
c.1200, from Old French chartre (12c.) “charter, letter, document, covenant,” from Latin chartula, literally “little paper,” diminutive of charta, carta “paper, document” (see chart (n.)).
early 15c., “provide with a charter,” from charter (n.). Meaning “to hire” is attested from 1806. Related: Chartered; chartering.
[French rey-shoh-fey] /French reɪ ʃoʊˈfeɪ/ noun, plural réchauffés [French rey-shoh-fey] /French reɪ ʃoʊˈfeɪ/ (Show IPA) 1. a warmed-up dish of food. 2. anything old or stale brought into service again. /reʃofe/ noun 1. warmed-up leftover food 2. old, stale, or reworked material
[ruh-shair-shey, ruh-shair-shey; French ruh-sher-shey] /rəˈʃɛər ʃeɪ, rə ʃɛərˈʃeɪ; French rə ʃɛrˈʃeɪ/ adjective 1. sought out with care. 2. very rare, exotic, or choice; arcane; obscure. 3. of studied refinement or elegance; precious; affected; pretentious. /rəˈʃɛəʃeɪ; French rəʃɛrʃe/ adjective 1. known only to connoisseurs; choice or rare 2. studiedly refined or elegant adj. 1722, from French […]
[chooz] /tʃuz/ verb (used with object), chose; chosen or (Obsolete) chose; choosing. 1. to select from a number of possibilities; pick by preference: She chose Sunday for her departure. 2. to prefer or decide (to do something): He chose to run for election. 3. to want; desire: I choose moving to the city. 4. (especially […]
[kris-uh n] /ˈkrɪs ən/ verb (used with object) 1. to receive into the Christian church by baptism; baptize. 2. to give a name to at baptism: They christened her Mary. 3. to name and dedicate: to christen a ship. 4. to make use of for the first time. /ˈkrɪsən/ verb (transitive) 1. to give a […]
[ri-sid-uh-viz-uh m] /rɪˈsɪd əˌvɪz əm/ noun 1. repeated or habitual relapse, as into crime. 2. Psychiatry. the chronic tendency toward repetition of criminal or antisocial behavior patterns. /rɪˈsɪdɪˌvɪzəm/ noun 1. habitual relapse into crime n. “habit of relapsing” (into crime), 1882, from recidivist + -ism, modeled on French récidivisme, from récidiver. recidivism re·cid·i·vism (rĭ-sĭd’ə-vĭz’əm) n.