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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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Between mining the gold that already exists in the policy files, asking permission to call past prospects, using direct marketing to generate new leads, and calling as a follow up, plenty of business exists.
How many lives have they touched with their witness to their calling? Take heart.
Contest calling has done more to promote good calling than anything else.
The reason larger males prefer the faster calling rate is less clear, but they may be attempting to exploit the effect of contrast.
Requests for admissions, for example, are forwarded directly to those with the answers about bed availability, without the delays of call holding and calling back."
My name is [interviewer's name] calling from the Citizens for Tax Fairness.
To receive a 20% discount, always mention the discount program number CDP #12353 when calling your travel agent or Hertz at 800/654-2200 to make a reservation.
You just don't go out there and start calling plays based on instinct or gut feeling.
The Vatican-imposed moratorium on discussion of women's ordination hasn't been able to silence the inner voice that many women hear calling them to the priesthood.
For years, people have had the notion that calling out alarms might be altruistic, but that idea was difficult to test.
Here's what to do when recruiters are calling, and how to stand up and be noticed when they aren't