Meaning of “charter member” in the English Dictionary

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"charter member" in American English

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charter membernoun [ C ]

us /ˈtʃɑr·t̬ər ˈmem·bər/

a member of an organization who helped start the organization or became a member when it began

(Definition of “charter member” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"charter member" in Business English

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charter membernoun [ C ]

uk us US

one of the first members of a business, organization, etc., usually someone who helped start it:

She was among the 16 charter members who got the mutual fund started.

(Definition of “charter member” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)