1 document, contract, compact, agreement, covenant:
This year we again commemorate the signing of the United Nations charter.
2 permit, permission, licence or US license, authority, franchise, right, privilege, concession:
He was given an exclusive charter to export furs in 1679.
3 lease, contract:
We have the yacht under charter for the summer.
4 license, authorize, document, commission, approve, certify, franchise, qualify; recognize:
He is a chartered accountant, she a chartered surveyor.
5 let, lease, rent, hire, engage, contract:
I chartered the sloop for three weeks.