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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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Thorpe: The timing is ironic in that these survey problems are occurring just when the survival of OBRA itself is being called into question.
stock exchanges and the financial services industry also have been called into question. Again, Washington tends to rely on the marketplace to dictate the kinds of securities that can be issued by publicly held corporations and traded on our national stock exchanges.
First Venezuela and now Ecuador and Brazil elected new leaders who have defiantly called into question Western programs for economic development and poverty eradication.
The Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church described the establishment of a "Catholic Church of Russia" as a "challenge to Orthodoxy." The patriarchate said the decision revealed the Vatican's true "missionary aims" and called into question its overall ecumenical commitment.
New York City has been sued over sewer discharge violations, and extensive chemical spraying was called into question after an encephalitis scare late last summer.
But now that the very concept of art as an autonomous entity is changing, the function of the museum is also called into question, and to survive, it must be porous and allow itself to be contaminated with real life.
And that is called into question until the German coalition of more left-leaning parties is formed and displays its agenda.
But this sort of folk moral psychologizing has increasingly been called into question during the past couple centuries by scholars of human behavior.
For example, if a majority shareholder transfers to another family member just enough stock to convert that majority interest into a minority one, the validity of the transfer may be called into question.