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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.


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


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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"We'd love our customers to get voting for their favourite caller to represent the brand in the national final, giving them a chance at being crowned Bingo Caller of the Year." Votes close Sunday.
According to the statement, 'The Glo Caller Tunes service will entertain a subscriber's callers with select music each time the phone rings, thus creating a unique identity for the subscriber.
Three in 10 callers have council tax arrears - up from about one in six (15%) in 2008, with the proportion of callers with rent arrears rising from 6% to 17%, and energy arrears from 9% to 14% in the same period.
'I couldn't hear clearly the details of what the caller said and could not give an accurate and appropriate response,' he said on his Twitter account.
The caller said: "Hello, I need some advice darling, please."
'The caller would repeatedly call the control room, using offensive language and issuing threats.
Caller: Hi, I just reported one, but no one's here and was wondering if they got the address wrong.
"May we take this opportunity to remind you that you should never give any banking details to any unsolicited caller."
"We knew that the caller experience was still lagging behind other customer satisfaction components at large organizations, but the problem is much more widespread than anticipated.
Caller is accused of buying the gas Emma used to kill herself last year.
Attempting to address caller experience on emotional state alone would be short sighted.
The callers claim they work as an outsource partner for the council.