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member

(Constituent part), noun article, branch, component, department, division, element, factor, feature, fraction, ingredient, integral part, item, link, part, piece, portion, section, segment, share, small part, subordinate part, unit

member

(Individual in a group), noun affiliate, belonger, cardholder, committeeperson, comrade, confederate, constituent, cooperator, copartner, cosharer, enlistee, enrolled person, fellow, follower, guildsman, participator, partner, patron, registered person, sharer, stockholder, teammate
See also: chapter, element, ingredient, offshoot, organ, participant, party

member

every person who agrees to become a member of a company and whose name is entered on its register of members.

MEMBER. This word has various significations: 1. The limits of the body useful in self-defence. Membrum est pars corporis habens destinatum operationem in corpore. Co. Litt. 126 a. See Limbs.
     2.-2. An individual who belongs to a firm, partnership, company or corporation. Vide Corporation; Partnership.
     3.-3. One who belongs to a legislative body, or other branch of the government; as, a member of the house of representatives; a member of the court.

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I request, Saxe Leinitzer, that you withdraw the name of myself and my wife from your list of members, and that you understand clearly that my house is to be no more used for meetings of the Society, formal or informal.
Add to these hostile members of the family another offended relative not mentioned in the
The very members of the club whom the Countess (in spite of her personal disadvantages) could have most easily fascinated, if she had thought it worth her while, were the members who wondered most loudly at Montbarry's choice of a wife.
On the principle of the multiplication and gradual divergence in character of the species descended from a common parent, together with their retention by inheritance of some characters in common, we can understand the excessively complex and radiating affinities by which all the members of the same family or higher group are connected together.
In this case it would be quite impossible to give any definition by which the several members of the several groups could be distinguished from their more immediate parents; or these parents from their ancient and unknown progenitor.
When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.
Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own Members, and a Majority of each shall constitute a Quorum to do Business; but a smaller Number may adjourn from day to day, and may be authorized to compel the Attendance of absent Members, in such Manner, and under such Penalties as each House may provide.
The parting from our former owners and the members of our own race on the plantation was a serious occasion.
With the fibres thus builded up the members were wont to engage the police and rival social and athletic organisations in joyous combat.
The essential characteristic of the first is said to be, the restriction of its authority to the members in their collective capacities, without reaching to the individuals of whom they are composed.
Count Ilya Rostov with the other members of the committee sat facing Bagration and, as the very personification of Moscow hospitality, did the honors to the prince.
The members of the legislative, executive, and judiciary departments of thirteen and more States, the justices of peace, officers of militia, ministerial officers of justice, with all the county, corporation, and town officers, for three millions and more of people, intermixed, and having particular acquaintance with every class and circle of people, must exceed, beyond all proportion, both in number and influence, those of every description who will be employed in the administration of the federal system.