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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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Jones's gaze from the full-sized white woman on the fence to the dead, little Alice "rag doll" in his hand, and then back to the fence containing a million white women, calls attention to the disparity in size and number between Alice and the million white women on the fence.
Unlike a number of other historians of confraternities he calls attention to both social status and gender: members of Marseille's penitent confraternities were exclusively male, and almost exclusively from the city's wealthy noble and bourgeois families.
As Myers is right to call attention to species extinction and other problems that industrialists would rather not talk about, Simon calls attention to a fact that for some reason gives the left the willies: namely, that bringing life into the world is a good thing.
But by the end of the sequence you can see her pretty well, though the condensation on the reflective surface still calls attention to the surface as such.