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charter member

  

      n   an original or founder member of a society or organization  
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charter  
      n  
1    a formal document from the sovereign or state incorporating a city, bank, college, etc., and specifying its purposes and rights  
2    sometimes cap   a formal document granting or demanding from the sovereign power of a state certain rights or liberties  
3    a document issued by a society or an organization authorizing the establishment of a local branch or chapter  
4    a special privilege or exemption  
5    often cap   the fundamental principles of an organization; constitution  
the Charter of the United Nations     
6   
a    the hire or lease of transportation  
b    the agreement or contract regulating this  
c    (as modifier)  
a charter flight     
7      (Maritime law)      another word for       charter party  
      vb   tr  
8    to lease or hire by charter party  
9    to hire (a vehicle, etc.)  
10    to grant a charter of incorporation or liberties to (a group or person)  
     (C13: from Old French chartre, from Latin chartula a little paper, from charta leaf of papyrus; see chart)  
  charterer      n  


Atlantic Charter  
      n   the joint declaration issued by F. D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill on Aug. 14, 1941, consisting of eight principles to guide a postwar settlement  
charter colony  
      n     (U.S. history)   a colony, such as Virginia or Massachusetts, created by royal charter under the control of an individual, trading company, etc., and exempt from interference by the Crown  
charter member  
      n   an original or founder member of a society or organization  
charter party  
      n  
1      (Maritime law)   an agreement for the hire of all or part of a ship for a specified voyage or period of time  
2    an individual or group that charters a ship, etc.  
Citizen's Charter  
      n   (in Britain) a government document setting out standards of service for public and private sector bodies, such as schools, hospitals, railway companies, water and energy suppliers, etc.  
Social Charter  
      n   a declaration of the rights, minimum wages, maximum hours, etc., of workers in the European Union  
tenants' charter  
      n   (in Britain) a package of legal rights to which tenants of local authorities, new towns, and housing associations are entitled, including security of tenure, and the rights to buy the dwelling cheaply, to take in lodgers, and to sublet  
time charter  
      n   the hire of a ship or aircraft for a specified period  
   Compare       voyage charter  
voyage charter  
      n   the hire of a ship or aircraft for a specified number of voyages  
   Compare       time charter  

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charter

  
1   
      n   bond, concession, contract, deed, document, franchise, indenture, licence, permit, prerogative, privilege, right  
2   
      vb   authorize, commission, employ, hire, lease, rent, sanction  

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n.
a member of a European people of Russia, living chiefly in the middle Volga region
a member of a European people of Russia, living chiefly in the middle Volga region
n.
(#BD) In humanocracy, a revocable delegate member of a group of 25 delegators, chosen and controlled by them. 25 basis delegates can choose a council delegate.
Anarchists in Spain have chosen basis delegates in 1936. Similar delegates have been chosen during many struggles of the people : shop stewards in UK, revocable delegates in Italy during the 70th.
n.
(#CD) In humanocracy, a revocable delegate member of a group of 25 basis delegates, chosen and controlled by them. 25 council delegates can choose a deputy-delegate.
n.
Arotten apple is a member of a group, or a single element in a set of things, that is bad and likely to corrupt the other people or things in the group
Allusion to the expression "One bad apple spoils the barrel"
adj.
something that is top-down comes from the top of a hierarchy and is passed down to the lower ranking members
n.
(in neomarxist thought) the second main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of formation. The members of the formoisie have human capital, receive high wages (the most frequently thanks to their diplomas) and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1993 Yanick Toutain)
[Hum. Sc.] The formoisie is the social class that created social-democracy and stalinism.
n.
something that is bottom-up originates among the lower-ranking members of a hierarchy and moves upwards to affect those higher up
n.
(in neomarxist thought) the third main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of innovation. The members of the innovoisie have usually human innovating capital. They receive (as individuals) copyrights or patent rights and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1996 Yanick Toutain)
exp.
A small business that is typically owned and run by members of a family
exp.
expression meaning that several or all members of a family have something in common (a skill, a feature, a path or a behavior)
E.g.: He became an actor too. It runs in the family.
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