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Char·ters

(char'tĕrz), Avoid the incorrect forms Charter and Charter's.
W.J., U.S. dentist. See: Charters method.
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His predecessor under the old charter, Bradstreet, a venerable companion of the first settlers, was known to be in town.
"Stand firm for the old charter Governor!" shouted the crowd, seizing upon the idea.
They had been the settlers of thirteen separate and distinct English colonies, along the margin of the shore of the North American Continent; contiguously situated, but chartered by adventurers of characters variously diversified, including sectarians, religious and political, of all the classes which for the two preceding centuries had agitated and divided the people of the British islands--and with them were intermingled the descendants of Hollanders, Swedes, Germans, and French fugitives from the persecution of the revoker of the Edict of Nantes.
The struggle was for chartered rights--for English liberties--for the cause of Algernon Sidney and John Hampden--for trial by jury- -the Habeas Corpus and Magna Charta.
Over the rapids, where in after years trim Bell Weir lock will stand, they have been forced or dragged by their sturdy rowers, and now are crowding up as near as they dare come to the great covered barges, which lie in readiness to bear King John to where the fateful Charter waits his signing.
He had the king's charter in his keeping, and was appointed the first governor of Massachusetts.
I have an appointment on the Continent of great importance, as you may judge by the fact that at Liverpool Street I chartered a special train.
"A charter!" Francis pulled himself together and looked curiously at the man who was still bending over him.
During this passage, Felton related everything to Milady--how, instead of going to London, he had chartered the little vessel; how he had returned; how he had scaled the wall by fastening cramps in the interstices of the stones, as he ascended, to give him foothold; and how, when he had reached the bars, he fastened his ladder.
He had also cabled his bankers for funds, and the enforced wait of a month, under which both chafed, was due to their inability to charter a vessel for the return to Tarzan's jungle after the treasure.
In Hartford stands the famous oak in which the charter of King Charles was hidden.
For eight-and-forty hours let me charter your ship --I will gladly pay for it, and roundly pay for it --if there be no other way --for eight-and-forty hours only --only that --you must, oh, you must, and you shall do this thing.