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Call

To convoke or summon by public announcement; to request the appearance and participation of several people—such as a call of a jury to serve, a roll call, a call of public election, or a call of names of the members of a legislative body.

In contract law, the demand for the payment of money according to the contract terms, usually by formal notice.

As applied to corporation law, the demand of the board of directors that subscribers pay an installment or portion of the amount that is still owed on shares that they have agreed to buy. A call price is the price paid by a corporation for the redemption of its own Securities.

In securities, a contract that gives a person the right to demand payment of a certain specified number of shares of stock at a stated price or upon a fixed date.

call

n. the demand by a corporation that a stockholder pay an installment or assessment on shares already owned.

call

(Appeal), noun address, adjuration, application, beseechment, bid, cry, earnest request, entreaty, imploration, importunity, insistent demand, instance, invocation, invocatory plea, invocatory prayer, motion, obtestation, petition, plea, prayer, request, requisition, solemn entreaty, solicitation, suit, supplication, vox
Associated concepts: adjournment of a term of the court subbect to call, calendar call, call contract, call prior to maturity, calls for more margin, dismissal for failure to answer a call

call

(Option), noun alternative, choice, decision, deeand made on a stock holder, discretion, discretionary order, freedom of choice, liberty of action, opportunity, requisition, right of put and call, stock agreement
Associated concepts: “call” option on stock or assessments, calls and assessments, “puts” and “calls” as options in a contract

call

(Title), noun agnomen, alias, antonomasia, appellative, application, baptism, byword, caption, cognomination, compellation, convertible terms, designation, epithet, eponym, expression, given name, head, indication, matronymic, name, namesake, nomenclature, patronymic, praenomen, prenomen, proper name, sign, signature, sobriquet, style, surname, term, trope

call

(Appeal to), verb address a petition, address a request, address oneself to, adjure, appeal, apply to, ask, ask for, be a suppliant, beg a favor, beg leave, beseech, bespeak, call for aid, call for help, call upon, clamare, cry, cry to, entreat, impetrate, implore, importune, invite, make a petition, make a request, make a requisiiion, make appeal, make application, make bold to ask, make earnest entreaty, petition, plead for, plead with, prefer a petition, prefer a request, prefer an appeal, press, put to, put up a request, request, solicit, sue, supplicate, turn to, urge

call

(Demand), verb ask for with authority, assert a right to, claim, claim as a right, clamor for, command, cry for, demand, deposcere, exact, flagitare, insist on, lay claim to, make a demand, make an authoritative request, make claims upon, make requisition, necessitate, oblige, order, prescribe, present an ultimatum, present one's claim, press, put in a claim for, render necessary, require, require of others, requisition, send an order for

call

(Summon), verb advocare, ask to come, assemble by summons, beckon, bid come, command to appear, convene, convocare, convocate, convoke, desire the presence of, gather, group, invite, invoke, issue an innitation, mobilize, muster, muster up, page, rally, request the presence of, reunite, send for, serve with a writ, summon forth, unite
Associated concepts: call as a witness, call for trial, called in question, called to testify, calling the docket

call

(Title), verb characterize, christen, classify, define, denominate, designate, determine, dicere, differentiate, discriminate, distinguish, entitle, give a name, identify, identify by name, individualize, label, name, nominare, provide with nomenclature, specify, supply with an epithet, tag, term, vocare
See also: assign, bespeak, charge, command, communicate, contact, convene, deem, demand, denominate, detail, entreaty, identify, impetus, invitation, label, market, monition, nominate, phrase, prayer, request, requirement, requisition, subpoena

call

1 a demand by a company on shareholders to pay all or part of the subscription price of the shares not already paid.
2 to admit, in the sense of a barrister being called to the BAR.
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