[n] a document incorporating an institution and specifying its rights; includes the articles of incorporation and the certificate of incorporation
[n] a contract to hire or lease transportation
[v] engage for service under a term of contract; "We took an apartment on a quiet street"; "Let's rent a car"; "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"
[v] grant a charter to
[v] hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services
accredit, admission, agreement, allowance, approve, assign, authority, authorize, bareboat charter, brevet, certificate, certify, charge, commission, commit, compact, concession, consent, consign, contract, conveyance, covenant, deed, delegate, depute, de