charter member


noun

one of the original members or founders of a club, organization, etc.

Origin of charter member

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10

Related forms

charter membership, noun
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Examples 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

charter member


noun

an original or founder member of a society or organization
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