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.