charter member

noun

Definition of charter member

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

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Examples of charter member in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Baker was president and founder of the Hennepin Center for the Arts, among other contributions, and Park was a charter member and president of the Downtown Council and a founder of the Citizens League of Minneapolis. Curt Brown, Star Tribune, 13 Mar. 2021 At Glasgow, Smith was a charter member of in the Glasgow Emancipation Society, joining just before Britain abolished slavery in 1833. Bryan Greene, Smithsonian Magazine, 26 Feb. 2021 The Missions would be the only remaining charter member of the Texas League, with the 13-time champions amassing more than 7,500 victories in 113 seasons. Greg Luca, ExpressNews.com, 9 Dec. 2020 If somebody opens a late-night Hall of Fame, O'Brien is charter member. Bill Carter For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, 19 Nov. 2020 As a charter member of the Big East starting with the 1979-80 season, the Hoyas became a mainstay in the NCAA tournament. Stephen Borelli, USA TODAY, 9 Sep. 2020 The first in Texas was established in New Braunfels in 1849; San Antonio’s club (also known as the San Antonio Rifle Club) was founded in 1857, with Raimund Neumann (1824-1912) as a charter member. Paula Allen, ExpressNews.com, 8 Aug. 2020 This was 10 years after Pine Tree became a charter member. Washington Post, 1 Mar. 2020 Ed was a charter member and active parishioner of St. Peter Claver Church in West Hartford since 1969. courant.com, 25 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of charter member

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Charter member.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/charter%20member. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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