• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Charter-party chärt′ėr-pär′ti the common written form in which the contract of affreightment is expressed—viz. the hiring of the whole or part of a ship for the conveyance of goods.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. charte-partie, lit. a divided charter, as the practice was to divide it in two and give a half to each person. L. charta partīta.


In literature:

The "charter-party" with myself seemed to bind me, and so I sailed on.
"Sailing Alone Around The World" by Joshua Slocum
Charter-party, and all the rest.
"Springhaven" by R. D. Blackmore
The charter-party has been carried out entirely to my satisfaction.
"Explorations in Australia" by John Forrest
I'm going to charter the little red, and have parties of my own.
"A Summer in Leslie Goldthwaite's Life." by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
A vessel was chartered and steamed away almost immediately on its mission to capture the party of runaway slaves.
"The Journal of Negro History, Vol. I. Jan. 1916" by Various
A yacht was chartered to take the picnic party home.
"Madge Morton, Captain of the Merry Maid" by Amy D. V. Chalmers
His principal opponent was Henry Clay, who represented the party in favor of renewing the charter of the United States bank.
"Hidden Treasures" by Harry A. Lewis
Any sufficiently numerous travelling party can charter a special train and special boat from the Company.
"The Jewish State" by Theodor Herzl
To charter a vessel is to take her to freight, under a charter-party.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Jack's idea of chartering a private car had fallen through because not all of the party to meet at Big Horn Ranch were to go at the same time.
"The Rover Boys at Big Horn Ranch" by Edward Stratemeyer

In news:

Great Lakes Radio, Marquette Charter Township and Applebee's Hosted a Great Party.
Charter school accused of having bawdy , after-hours parties.
With the bag limit on tog now at six fish and mid-state ports once again open, now is the time to jump on a party or charter boat for some season-ending blackfishing.
Harding Charter Preparatory High School set for benefit auction and party in October.
The Charter Committee, Cincinnati's de facto third political party, will hold a fund-raiser gala on May 14 to commemorate Tarbell 's years of community service.
No party for last charter from Fort Lauderdale to Cuba.
Solomon Patton, 7, sings with the Lowell Community Charter Public School Chorus during the annual Mary Kuczek Christmas party at the Polish American Veterans Club in Lowell, a fundraiser for Sun Santa.
CharterSo I just found out that Charter Communications is throwing a party for all of their customers in the Yakima Valley.
Under the charter party agreement, MISC will provide two 157,000 cu.