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document granting certain rights, powers, or functions. It may be issued by the sovereign body of a state to a local governing body, university, or other corporation or by the constituted authority of a society or order to a local unit. The term was widely applied to various royal grants of rights in the Middle Ages and in early modern times. The most famous political charter is the Magna CartaMagna Carta
or Magna Charta
[Lat., = great charter], the most famous document of British constitutional history, issued by King John at Runnymede under compulsion from the barons and the church in June, 1215.
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 of England. Chartered companies held broad powers of trade and government by royal charter. In colonial America, chartered colonies were in theory, and to an extent in fact, less subject to royal interference than were royal colonies.



(ustav), a body of rules regulating the structure, procedures, and activities of a state agency, enterprise, or institution or of a particular field of activity. Charters in the USSR include the Rules of Railroads of the USSR and the Statute on Secondary General-education Schools. Charters also regulate the armed forces of the USSR (see). Most charters are approved by the highest bodies of state authority in the USSR; the charters of some institutions and organizations are approved by the appropriate ministries and departments. Voluntary sports societies, the various artists’ unions, dacha-building and housing-construction cooperatives, and other organizations are also governed by charters.

Most international organizations have charters that outline their goals, organizational structure, and activities, for example, the Charter of the United Nations.


1. a formal document from the sovereign or state incorporating a city, bank, college, etc., and specifying its purposes and rights
2. a formal document granting or demanding from the sovereign power of a state certain rights or liberties
3. the fundamental principles of an organization; constitution
a. the hire or lease of transportation
b. the agreement or contract regulating this
c. (as modifier): a charter flight
5. a law, policy, or decision containing a loophole which allows a specified group to engage more easily in an activity considered undesirable
6. Maritime law another word for charterparty
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e gold greyhound and red dragon derive from the coat of arms of early Tudor kings and were incorporated as a direct result of King Henry VIII's decision to grant Sutton Coldeld the charter of incorporation as a Royal town.
PRINCESS Anne visited the University of Warwick yesterday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its Royal Charter of Incorporation.
In 1938, the Pageant of Birmingham was held at Aston Park to celebrate the centenary of the Charter of Incorporation, which made Birmingham a borough.
Henry Vlll granted Sutton its first Charter of Incorporation, decreeing that the "town and village shall for ever hereafter be called the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield".
It was also unveiled with the intention that it be a celebration of the charter of incorporation being granted to Merthyr.
The town received its Royal Charter of Incorporation in 1853 and the council celebrated the centenary of the associated creation of the municipal borough on schedule in 1953.
During the war with Spain he invested in some very successful speculative ventures, and he was invited to invest PS500 in the East India Company in its Charter of Incorporation - granted by Queen Elizabeth I in 1600.
It was January 20, 1345, that King Edward III granted the men of Coventry their charter of incorporation.
The position's origin dates back to 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.

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