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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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Speaking on a calling attention notice, moved by Ali Nawaz Awan and Nafeesa Inayatullah Khan Khattak regarding non-functioning of BHUs and dispensaries besides non-availability of doctors, medicines and ambulances in rural areas of Islamabad, she said 14 out of total 16 BHUs were fully functional.
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The agenda included two Calling Attention Notices, laying an authenticated copy of the Address of President and a motion of thanks.
To another calling attention notice, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Mohammad Khan said task force headed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor is working to remove bottlenecks and accelerate the process of merger of erstwhile FATA with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Calling attention notices against appointment submitted in Senate, National Assembly