Charter vs Bylaw - What's the difference?

charter | bylaw |


As nouns the difference between charter and bylaw

is that charter is a document issued by some authority, creating a public or private institution, and defining its purposes and privileges while bylaw is a local custom or law of a settlement or district.

As an adjective charter

is leased or hired.

As a verb charter

is to grant or establish a charter.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

charter

English

Alternative forms

* chartre (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A document issued by some authority, creating a public or private institution, and defining its purposes and privileges.
  • A similar document conferring rights and privileges on a person, corporation etc.
  • A contract for the commercial leasing of a vessel, or space on a vessel.
  • the temporary hiring or leasing of a vehicle.
  • A deed (legal contract).
  • A special privilege, immunity, or exemption.
  • * Shakespeare
  • My mother, / Who has a charter to extol her blood, / When she does praise me, grieves me.

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Leased or hired.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To grant or establish a charter.
  • To lease or hire something by charter.
  • See also

    * charter school

    Anagrams

    * English transitive verbs ----

    bylaw

    English

    Alternative forms

    * byrlaw (obsolete) * by-law, bye-law, byelaw

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A local custom or law of a settlement or district.
  • A rule made by a local authority to regulate its own affairs.
  • A law or rule governing the internal affairs of an organization (e.g., corporation or business).
  • See also

    * bylaw officer