charter

(redirected from Charter of Incorporation)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Encyclopedia.
Related to Charter of Incorporation: Royal charter of incorporation

Charter

A grant from the government of ownership rights in land to a person, a group of people, or an organization such as a corporation.

A basic document of law of a Municipal Corporation granted by the state, defining its rights, liabilities, and responsibilities of self-government.

A document embodying a grant of authority from the legislature or the authority itself, such as a corporate charter.The leasing of a mode of transportation, such as a bus, ship, or plane. A charter-party is a contract formed to lease a ship to a merchant in order to facilitate the conveyance of goods.

charter

n. the name for Articles of Incorporation in some states, as in a corporate charter.

charter

(Declaration of rights), noun announcement, constitution, decree, official announcement, proclamation, promulgation, pronouncement, public announcement, public statement, publication, writing
Associated concepts: amendment of a charter, amendment to a charter, articles of incorporation, charter of a foreign corporation, charter of a municipal corporation, charter of an association, corporate charter, county charter, municipal charter, partnership charter, reform a charter, repeal of a charter, special charter, state charter

charter

(License), noun authority, certificate, certifiiate of permission, dispensation, express permission, grant, imprimatur, instrument, muniment, official docuuent, patent, permit, written permission
Associated concepts: chartered bank, chartered by law, exxiration of a charter, renewal of a charter

charter

(Sanction), noun acceptance, acquiescence, admission, allowance, approval, assent, authority, authorization, concurrence, consent, countenance, delegation, empowerment, endorsement, enfranchisement, entitlement, franchise, grant, leave, liberty, license, permission, permit, pragmatic sanction, privilege, ratification, recognition, sufferance, support, tolerance, toleration, vested right
Associated concepts: chartered by the law
See also: agreement, allow, appoint, appointment, approve, authority, authorize, bestow, brevet, bylaw, capacity, certificate, certify, code, confirm, constitute, constitution, contract, countenance, deed, delegate, document, enactment, engage, establish, franchise, hire, immunity, incorporate, instrument, invest, launch, law, lease, let, license, ordinance, pact, pandect, permission, permit, prerogative, privilege, protocol, rent, sanction, tolerance, treaty, vest, warrant

CHARTER. A grant made by the sovereign either to the whole people or to a portion of them, securing to them the enjoyment of certain rights. Of the former kind is the late charter of France, which extended to the whole country; the charters which were granted to the different American colonies by the British government were charters of the latter species. 1 Story, Const. L. Sec. 161; 1 Bl. Com. 108 Encycl. Amer. Charte Constitutionelle.
     2. A charter differs from a CONSTITUTION in this, that the former is granted by the sovereign, while the latter is established by the people themselves : both are the fundamental law of the land.
     3. This term is susceptible of another signification. During the middle ages almost every document was called carta, charta, or chartula. In this sense the term is nearly synonymous with deed. Co. Litt. 6; 1 Co. 1; Moor. Cas. 687.
     4. The act of the legislature creating a corporation, is called its charter. Vide 3 Bro. Civ. and Adm. Law, 188; Dane's Ab. h.t.

CHARTER, mar. contr. An agreement by which a vessel is hired by the owner to another; as A B chartered the ship Benjamin Franklin to C D.

References in periodicals archive ?
The function on January 21 was imaginative and well produced, with a blend of costume drama and readings from the Royal Charter of Incorporation of 1853.
Solihull received its Charter of Incorporation as a borough from the hands of Princess Margaret yesterday.
In 1853, when the town was granted its Charter of Incorporation, the new council commissioned a coat of arms and a motto.
AS Councillor Khan is our lead on tourism, I wonder how far his plans are advanced to commemorate any of the following, which take place in 2015: 670 years since we gained our Charter of Incorporation, the first town in Britain to be given this honour.
It's an historic position, dating from November 5, 1838, when a Charter of Incorporation appointed Birmingham as a parliamentary borough which permitted Brum to have an elected town council with its own mayor.
Representatives of almost every section of the town's social and industrial life, together with the three leaders of the main political parties, supported Brierley Hill Urban Council's application for a charter of incorporation as a borough at a public inquiry yesterday.
We know we were the capital of England in the 15th century: we know that our charter of incorporation was granted in 1182 when Birmingham was "a collection of shacks".
This was also the case in the early days of the mayoralty, after Birmingham got its charter of incorporation in the 1830s.
Coventry's rare and extensive collection of medieval records boasts a hidden gem - the 1350 Charter of Incorporation, generally recognised as the charter which made Coventry a city.

Full browser ?