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1. Being an enrolled member of a particular organization: a card-carrying Communist.
2. Avidly devoted to a group or cause: card-carrying fitness enthusiasts.

[From the assumption that such a person carries a membership card.]


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) being an official member of a specified organization: a card-carrying union member; a card-carrying Communist.


1. admittedly belonging to a group or party: a card-carrying Communist.
2. identified with or dedicated to an ideal, profession, or interest: a card-carrying humanist.


Being a member of a particular political party or organization.


[ˈkɑːdˌkærɪɪŋ] adj (member) → tesserato/a
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