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"charter member" in British English

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charter membernoun [C]

/ˈtʃɑː.tə ˌmem.bər/  us   /ˈtʃɑːr.t̬ɚ ˌmem.bɚ/ mainly US
a member of an organization who helped start the organization or became a member when it began
(Definition of charter member from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"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: He was a charter member of a statewide board that oversees police officer licensing. 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)
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