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charter member

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noun
  1. 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
Related formscharter membership, noun
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Historical Examples

  • 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
  1. an original or founder member of a society or organization
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