re·​char·​ter (ˌ)rē-ˈchär-tər How to pronounce recharter (audio)
rechartered; rechartering; recharters

transitive verb

: to grant a new charter to
Facing re-election in July 1832, President Jackson vetoed a bill to recharter the Bank of the United States.Laura Ellyn Smith

Examples of recharter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Andrew Jackson explained his veto of Congress’s bill to recharter the Second Bank of the United States as being based on its unconstitutionality, even though the Supreme Court had approved Congress’s authority to so act years earlier. Jeannie Suk Gersen, The New Yorker, 5 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1776, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of recharter was in 1776

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“Recharter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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