card·​hold·​er | \ˈkärd-ˌhōl-dər \

Definition of cardholder 

: one who possesses a card and especially a credit card

Examples of cardholder in a Sentence

Cardholders are required to make a minimum payment each month.

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The beloved Nordstrom Anniversary Sale officially kicks off next week on July 20, but the mega-retailer has already graced the internet (and Nordstrom cardholders) with early access and a preview of the sales. Tanisha Pina, Allure, "Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale Has Meghan Markle's Favorite Beauty Products at a Discount," 13 July 2018 The disruption, which the company believes began Friday morning, led to cardholders being unable to complete purchases and certain banks saying transactions on the Visa branded cards they issue were unable to go through. Max Colchester, WSJ, "Visa Experiences ‘Service Disruption’ in Parts of Europe," 1 June 2018 The travel policy states that cardholders should purchase coach class tickets when flying for village business. Alexandra Kukulka,, "When using village credit cards, Glenview officials often fail to properly track meal purchases, records show," 25 June 2018 The personal information of cardholders cannot be disclosed to federal law enforcement or immigration authorities without permission from the city's human resources administration. Nicole Chavez, CNN, "Delivery man detained by immigration officers after dropping off pizza at Army base," 7 June 2018 Boca Raton Public Library cardholders can access’s Learning Suite from any computer or mobile device by visiting the Research at Mary Lou Cruz,, "Boca Raton area events July 18-28," 13 July 2018 While the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program allows occasional use outside the state where the benefits are issued, cardholders are required to live in the state so government money is appropriately distributed. Conner Mitchell, kansascity, "Missouri food stamps often used out of state or spent by non-cardholders, audit finds," 5 June 2018 American Express cardholders will get access to a pre-sale starting Wednesday at 10 a.m. Nick Vadala,, "Stevie Wonder to play Borgata in Atlantic City this summer," 15 May 2018 The pre-sale for the Nov. 19 Portland show begins Monday at 10 a.m., with American Express cardholders getting first dibs. Eder Campuzano,, "Fleetwood Mac will play Portland's Moda Center in November," 25 Apr. 2018

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1909, in the meaning defined above

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: someone who has a credit card

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