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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHARTERED

In 1874 three new companies were chartered and railroad building was resumed.

Then he had chartered a liner privately for his venture in piracy.

I chartered a burly "contraban" to carry my luggage, and we started.

This general law, however, did not apply to chartered cities.

The steamer Greyhound a captured blockade-runner, was chartered.

At the door of the freight car which I had chartered, he hesitated, but only for an instant.

Later the vessel was chartered to go to Greenland by the Smithsonian.

The green car had specially been chartered for us, and in this we were conveyed to the West.

Yes, and on a chartered smack at that—shack-fishing on shares!

The third kind of government is the Chartered or Free government.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "provide with a charter," from charter (n.). Meaning "to hire" is attested from 1806. Related: Chartered; chartering.

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