1 official written statement of principles, rights, etc.
ADJ. draft | founding | environmental, social | national, UN/United Nations | citizens', patients', etc.
VERB + CHARTER draw up | sign
CHARTER + VERB set sth out The charter clearly sets out children's rights.
PREP. ~ for a national charter for the protection of animals | ~ of a charter of workers' rights
2 document giving rights to a town/an organization
VERB + CHARTER give sb/sth, grant sb/sth, issue | sign | apply for | receive | revoke
PREP. by ~ They were given this right by royal charter.