To engage the temporary use of (something) for a fee
A written grant
The constitution of an organization or city
A charter of the emperor Lothair I.
It is, however, very much longer than the former charter and somewhat longer than the Articles.
By a charter, dated the 21st of November 1214, he granted freedom of election to the church.
The parks are a fine feature of the city; by its charter a fixed percentage of all expenditures for public improvements must be used to purchase park land.
All right, I'll charter a plane for the morning.