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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'm the wretch that did it, sir," said the new member, with a Welleresque nod to Mr.
The new heir, up to the period of his accession, was reckoned rather a dissipated youth, but had at once reformed, and made himself an exceedingly respectable member of society.
I don't know anything about Deacon Deuteronomy or his meeeting, said I, all I know is, that Queequeg here is a born member of the First Congregational Church.
Before another month was by, all the working members of his family had union cards, and wore their union buttons conspicuously and with pride.
This form of government is a convention by which several smaller STATES agree to become members of a larger ONE, which they intend to form.
Among the restraints imposed by the Union of the Netherlands on its members, one is, that they shall not establish imposts disadvantageous to their neighbors, without the general permission.
He was one of the most noticeable members of the Reform Club, though he seemed always to avoid attracting attention; an enigmatical personage, about whom little was known, except that he was a polished man of the world.
No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the authority of the United States, which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been increased during such time; and no Person holding any Office under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office.
But our former description of a citizen will admit of correction; for in some governments the office of a juryman and a member of the general assembly is not an indeterminate one; but there are particular persons appointed for these purposes, some or all of the citizens being appointed jurymen or members of the general assembly, and this either for all causes and all public business whatsoever, or else for some particular one: and this may be sufficient to show what a citizen is; for he who has a right to a share in the judicial and executive part of government in any city, him we call a citizen of that place; and a city, in one word, is a collective body of such persons sufficient in themselves to all the purposes of life.
At that time there was not a single member of my race anywhere near us who could read, and I was too timid to approach any of the white people.
This was because I nearly always assumed a character when I wrote; I must be a country squire, or an undergraduate, or a butler, or a member of the House of Lords, or a dowager, or a lady called Sweet Seventeen, or an engineer in India, else was my pen clogged, and though this gave my mother certain fearful joys, causing her to laugh unexpectedly (so far as my articles were concerned she nearly always laughed in the wrong place), it also scared her.
Descending to particulars, each member of the club contributed his own little stock of scandal to the memoirs of the Countess.