Definition of charter member in English:

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charter member

Pronunciation: /ˈCHärdər ˈmembər/

noun

North American
An original or founding member of an organization.
Example sentences
  • Washington's friend Samuel Powel was mayor of Philadelphia and, with John Beale Bordley and others, a charter member of the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture.
  • Anyone who notifies the Foundation with appropriate documentation within the next year will become a charter member of this society.
  • He is a charter member of the Society of Logistics Engineers.

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Syllabification: char·ter mem·ber

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