charter member

noun

Definition of charter member

: an original member of a group (such as a society or corporation)

Other Words from charter member

charter membership noun

Examples of charter member in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web How about a charter member of the new Megatron World Conference? Scott Keepfer, USA TODAY, 21 July 2022 Tech, a charter member of the NCC in 1926, left the league in 1960 to join the Indianapolis Public Schools Athletic Conference, then returned in 2015. Kyle Neddenriep, The Indianapolis Star, 6 July 2022 Guardians’ owner Paul Dolan and his family have owned the ballclub longer than any owner in the history of the franchise, which was a charter member of the American League in 1901. Jim Ingraham, Forbes, 17 June 2022 Newman was also a charter member of the ASWA Hall of Fame along with Benny Marshall and Bob Phillips. Al.com Reports, al, 11 June 2022 The Denver Broncos franchise first came about in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League. Jasmine Browley, Essence, 10 June 2022 Renehan is past president and charter member of the Grayslake Historical Society. Sheryl Devore, chicagotribune.com, 2 Mar. 2022 Through her connection to both groups, and as a charter member of the Divas, Riggs has been a passionate, consistent Lions tailgater for more than 20 years. Scott Talley, Freep.com, 1 May 2022 That’s the case with another charter member, Rep Paul Gosar, who posted an animated video of himself killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 6 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of charter member

1842, in the meaning defined above

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4 Aug 2022

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“Charter member.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/charter%20member. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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