From Middle French charte, chartre, from Old French chartre, charte, from Latin chartula, diminutive of charta, with loss of the second -r- by dissimilation (or alternatively through influence from Latin charta). Ultimately from Ancient Greek χάρτης (khártēs). Doublet of carte, a borrowing.
charte f (plural chartes)
Not to be confused with the obsolete chartre.
- “charte” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).