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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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I find that the Count Angelo Capello is opposed to our creed--is a teetotaler, in fact, and was not intending to apply for membership with us.
He desired to apologize to the gentlemen in the name of the house, and begged to assure him that as far as it might lie in the power of the Sons of Liberty, his temporary membership in the order would be made pleasant to him.
"I am an aspirant to membership in the palace guard," I said, "and from yonder window in the tower where I was confined awaiting the final test for fitness I saw this brute attack the this woman.
Membership in the labor castes will become hereditary.
Thus, the doctor had become well known to the public, although he could not claim membership in either of the Royal Geographical Societies of London, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, or St.
The Socialist party was a really democratic political organization--it was controlled absolutely by its own membership, and had no bosses.
From any point of view, I had rather be what I am, a member of the Negro race, than be able to claim membership with the most favoured of any other race.
Did not his qualifications, his membership, and the record of his writings fill a long half-column in the "Medical Directory," from his first little paper on the "Gouty Diathesis" in 1859 to his exhaustive treatise upon "Affections of the Vaso-Motor System" in 1884?
KARACHI -- The Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) has advised all its members to renew their KCCI membership by March 31, 2019 in order to avoid any inconvenience.
Shehr-i-Kitab (Book city) in capital on Thursday for getting membership of the most public oriented Readers Club scheme to avail 55 percent discount on books of their choice.
KARACHI -- The Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), in a statement issued, advised all its members to renew their KCCI membership by March 31, 2018 in order to avoid any inconvenience.
The Chamber has already intimated its members through a letter, email and SMS service that the membership of Karachi Chamber shall expire on 31-03-2018 thus all members must get their membership renewed on or before 31-03-2018 by submitting prescribed membership fee along with proof of filing of last income tax and sales tax returns, if applicable.

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