charter noun

1 official written statement of principles, rights, etc.

ADJ. draft | founding | environmental, social | national, UN/United Nations | citizens', patients', etc.

VERB + CHARTER draw up | sign

CHARTER + VERB set sth out The charter clearly sets out children's rights.

PREP. ~ for a national charter for the protection of animals | ~ of a charter of workers' rights

2 document giving rights to a town/an organization

ADJ. royal

VERB + CHARTER give sb/sth, grant sb/sth, issue | sign | apply for | receive | revoke

PREP. by ~ They were given this right by royal charter.