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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


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

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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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Esto nos lleva a una consecuencia no del todo deseable, en caso de aceptar la idea que se defiende en este texto, y es que los indices minimos de espacio publico efectivo obligados por la ley se verian facilmente satisfechos si se contabilizan todas las calles de la ciudad.
"The way the Japanese selected these animals and worked with them for many decades; we don't have to worry about variation on productivity or performance traits, feed efficiency and feed conversion," says Calles. "These traits were already selected and fixed for many years.
Alicia Calles's story though is not just one of omission but of creation.
While the ambassadors of England, France, and other nations remonstrated the Calles government for its barbarities against the Catholic Church, Morrow, the suave, reserved patrician, far from criticizing Calles, made a public show of support for the man and his ongoing brutal policies.
The conflict theoretically ended in 1929 with a peace agreement negotiated between the Catholic hierarchy and Calles' government, with the assistance of U.S.
But when Calles, a fierce anti-Catholic, became president, he was determined to enforce the law uniformly throughout the land and added specific penalties to infractions.