charter member

noun

Definition of charter member

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

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By Nick Anderson and Susan Svrluga | The Washington Post The University of Michigan, a charter member of the Big Ten, is widely regarded as an athletic powerhouse. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "Bribery scandal points to the athletic factor: A major force in college admissions," 13 June 2019 The University of Michigan, a charter member of the Big Ten, is widely regarded as an athletic powerhouse. Nick Anderson, Washington Post, "Bribery scandal points to the athletic factor: A major force in college admissions," 12 June 2019 UConn was a charter member of the Big East, which was formed in 1979. Pat Eaton-robb, Houston Chronicle, "UConn rejoins Big East for basketball, other sports; not football," 26 June 2019 UConn was a charter member of the Big East, which was formed in 1979. BostonGlobe.com, "UConn is leaving AAC to make a return to the Big East," 26 June 2019 UConn was a charter member of the Big East, which was formed in 1979 and the Huskies never actually left the conference. Cincinnati.com, "AP sources: UConn in talks to leave American Athletic Conference, move back into Big East," 23 June 2019 UConn was a charter member of the Big East, which was formed in 1979 and the Huskies never actually left the conference. Pat Eaton-robb, baltimoresun.com, "UConn in talks to move back to Big East," 22 June 2019 UConn was a charter member of the Big East, which was formed in 1979 and the Huskies never actually left the conference. chicagotribune.com, "UConn is in talks to leave AAC and return to the Big East: report," 22 June 2019 Visa, Mastercard, and PayPal, however, are charter members of the Libra Association. John Detrixhe, Quartz, "What does Facebook’s crypto coin mean for Visa and Mastercard?," 18 June 2019

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First Known Use of charter member

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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