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- n. a charter granted by the sovereign (especially in Great Britain)
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Popayan, and on 5 Feb., 1727, a royal charter was granted to the college, and the fathers were given charge of the church of St. Barbara.
The abbey was founded by a royal charter in 1113, and had as first abbot Gilduin, confessor of Louis the Fat.
At Stratford there was by royal charter a Court of Record sitting every fortnight, with six attorneys, beside the town clerk, belonging to it, and it is certainly not straining probability to suppose that the young Shakespeare may have had employment in one of them.