one of the original members or founders of a club, organization, etc.
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Origin of charter member
An Americanism dating back to 1905–10
OTHER WORDS FROM charter membercharter membership, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for charter member
They were not quite up to clubs in those days, or she would have been a charter-member.A Little Girl of Long Ago|Amanda Millie Douglas
British Dictionary definitions for charter member
an original or founder member of a society or organization
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