In Freemasonry, a document issued by a Grand Lodge, or Grand Chapter, or other grand body, to a certain number of members, empowering them to organize a Lodge or Chapter, etc., and confer degrees. A Lodge can never be opened for labour unless the Charter is present; and it is the right of every visiting brother to see it before he enters the Lodge.

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