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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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In the Evo-Stik first division Prescot Cables' visit to Colwyn Bay and Skelmersdale United's home clash with Bamber Bridge were also called off due to waterlogged pitches.
"The industrial action has now been called off after the workforce voted overwhelmingly to accept the revised offer."
As well as getting the players off the pitch (right), thousands of United fans in the Stretford End and Sir Alex Ferguson Stand were evacuated at 2.40pm, before the game was called off at 3.15pm and the device detonated at 4.30pm.
Jewellers on Saturday called off their 18-day old strike demanding rollback of proposed excise duty on non-silver jewellery after the government assured them that there will be no harassment by excise officials.
He also called off his previously scheduled concert during the Muslim holiday Eid El Fitr in the Egyptian touristic city of Sharm El Sheikh and called off his US tour, which was to take place right now, due to the attacks on Gaza.
Her opening act, Iowa-born singer-songwriter Max Jury, tweeted over the weekend that "unfortunately" the show with Del Rey "has been postponed" but that it would be rescheduled.A representative for Del Rey did not immediately answer a request for comment.Artists as diverse as folk rock legend Neil Young, '90s boys band the Backstreet Boys and thrash metal mainstays Megadeth have all called off shows in Israel due to the deadly conflict with Hamas.Industry publication Billboard quoted concert promoters as estimating losses of $10-20 million due to cancellations in Israel.
US and Canadian aircraft and merchant vessels looked for them throughout Friday and Saturday but have now called off the search.
LAHORE -- The nurses have called off their eight day-long strike, saying that the Punjab government has accepted their demands.
He said: "There were areas of the pitch that were probably dangerous so it was called off. I agree with the ref's decision because the weather wasn't getting any better.
CRUSADERS and Cliftonville officials were distraught last night as the biggest game of the league season was sensationally called off after serious violence erupted outside the ground.
They hope to host Gosforth in a re-arranged game on Saturday, the scheduled game against the Newcastle club having been called off earlier this month because of the weather.
COLWYN BAY plan to play a friendly at home to Airbus UK today (3pm) - if the Broughton team's Welsh Cup game at Newtown is called off this morning.