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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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The future development will be adjacent to Stack's existing facility, which currently offers 13MW of critical power and 221,000 square feet of space.
The ones where the marking was on the top, were pushed into a separate track and stacked onto one set of forks while the ones with the marking at the bottom were taken forward and stacked in another set of forks.
Stacked Outdoors' Stacked Ladder Sticks are the most revolutionary climbing aids on the market.
For the first test, we ignited a stack of 12 rectangular bales of corn stover (bale size: 4 ft x 3 ft x 8 ft; stack size: 2 bales wide x 3 bales long x 2 bales high) along one side.
The farm-in agreement and joint development of the Major County STACK assets will allow Jericho to increase its STACK acreage position by 30 percent and participate in the drilling of horizontal wells targeting the Osage formation.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) have announced general availability of HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack at Microsoft Ignite.
A man in the stack moved just enough hay to keep the stack level and square.
Jeff Orr, Stack Group chairman, said installation of the cameras was cost-effective as it can utilise existing cables so customers don't need to set up new power supplies to cameras.
Yesterday Austin Stack said: "I still want to meet face-to-face with my father's killer.
There were usually a couple of fellows stacking the wheat on the barge so that it would stay on while riding to the stack location.