charter member
noun Date: circa 1909 an original member of a group (as a society or corporation) • charter membership noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • charter member — ➔ member * * * charter member UK US noun [C] US ► one of the first members of a business, organization, etc., usually someone who helped start it: »He was a charter member of a statewide board that oversees police officer licensing. »She was… …   Financial and business terms

  • Charter member — Charter Char ter, n. [OF. chartre, F. chartre, charte, fr. L. chartula a little paper, dim. of charta. See {Chart}, {Card}.] 1. A written evidence in due form of things done or granted, contracts made, etc., between man and man; a deed, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • charter member — charter members N COUNT: usu N of n A charter member of a club, group, or organization is one of the first members, often one who was involved in setting it up. [AM] (in BRIT, use founder member) …   English dictionary

  • charter member — n AmE an original member of a club or organization British Equivalent: founder member …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • charter member — ☆ charter member n. any of the founders or original members of an organization, esp. an organization with a charter …   English World dictionary

  • charter member — noun count AMERICAN one of the people who started a club or organization. The British word is FOUNDER MEMBER …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • charter member — noun one of the original members when an organization was founded • Hypernyms: ↑member, ↑fellow member * * * noun, pl ⋯ bers [count] US : ↑founding member * * * ˌcharter ˈmember [charter member charter members] …   Useful english dictionary

  • charter member — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms charter member : singular charter member plural charter members American a founder member of an organization …   English dictionary

  • charter member — charter membership. one of the original members or founders of a club, organization, etc. [1905 10, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • charter member — noun (C) AmE an original member of a club or organization; founder member BrE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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