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Charter, subst. 1) recorded right, and in general right, privilege: “be where you list, your c. is so strong that you yourself may privilege your time to what you will,” Sonn. 58, 9. “thou art too dear for my possessing, . . . the c. of thy worth gives thee releasing,” 87, 3. “if you deny it, let the danger light upon your c. and your city's freedom,” Merch. IV, 1, 39. “I must have liberty, as large a c. as the wind, to blow on whom I please,” As II, 7, 48. “you need but plead your honourable privilege; . . . of that I have made a bold c.” All's IV, 5, 97. “take from Time his --s and his customary rights,” R2 II, 1, 196. “taking him from thence, you break no privilege nor c. there,” R3 III, 1, 54. “my mother, who has a c. to extol her blood,” Cor. I, 9, 14. “ever spake against your liberties and the --s that you bear i' the body of the weal,” II, 3, 188. “let me find a c. in your voice, to assist my simpleness,” Oth. I, 3, 246.
2) blank c. == carte blanche: “our substitutes shall have blank --s, whereto, when they shall know what men are rich, they shall subscribe them for large sums of gold,” R2 I, 4, 48.
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