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every person who agrees to become a member of a company and whose name is entered on its register of members.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

MEMBER. This word has various significations: 1. The limits of the body useful in self-defence. Membrum est pars corporis habens destinatum operationem in corpore. Co. Litt. 126 a. See Limbs.
     2.-2. An individual who belongs to a firm, partnership, company or corporation. Vide Corporation; Partnership.
     3.-3. One who belongs to a legislative body, or other branch of the government; as, a member of the house of representatives; a member of the court.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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(149) None of their laws permits memberless entities.
I assume Skerry views the Voting Rights Act and Civil Rights Act as important pieces of legislation, but maybe he believes that those were the last real, substantive victories for a civil fights movement that is now irrelevant and memberless. He casts a broad net for this "new politics," I think, to include all the major pieces of legislation of the Great Society and even Nixon-era policies, such as environmental protection and disability rights laws.
Whether we are talking about memberless advocacy groups, advocacy groups with some chapters, mailing-list associations, or nonprofit institutions, it is hard to escape the conclusion that the wealthiest and best-educated Americans are much more privileged in the new civic world than their (less numerous) counterparts were in the pre-1960s civic world of cross-class membership federations.

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