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charter member

one of the original members or founders of a club, organization, etc.
Origin of charter member
1905-10, Americanism
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charter membership, noun Unabridged
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  • They were not quite up to clubs in those days, or she would have been a charter-member.

    A Little Girl of Long Ago Amanda Millie Douglas
British Dictionary definitions for charter-member

charter member

an original or founder member of a society or organization
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