• Application by Sidney Brooks for membership in the secret Order of '76
    Application by Sidney Brooks for membership in the secret Order of '76
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n membership the body of members of an organization or group "they polled their membership","they found dissension in their own ranks","he joined the ranks of the unemployed"
    • n membership the state of being a member
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Membership The collective body of members, as of a society.
    • Membership The state of being a member.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n membership The state of being a member; the office or position of a member, as of Parliament.
    • n membership The members of a body regarded collectively: as, the whole membership of the church.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Membership the state of being a member or one of a society: the members of a body regarded as a whole
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  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
    “Taxes, are the dues that we pay for the privileges of membership in an organized society.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. membre—L. membrum.


In literature:

The Czar himself accepted membership in these infamous organizations of hired assassins.
"Bolshevism" by John Spargo
The membership at this time includes some from nearly all the leading families in the section.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
The membership reached 1,650,000 in 1904 and more than 3,000,000 in 1919.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
Membership of the totem kin usually descends directly from parent to child.
"Kinship Organisations and Group Marriage in Australia" by Northcote W. Thomas
In June, 1907, the membership of the Mother Church, according to the Secretary's report, was 43,876.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. 31, No. 1, May 1908" by Various
Permanent membership in the confederation is contingent on two qualifications.
"Star Surgeon" by Alan Nourse
Election to membership in the Dilettanti Society.
"Sir Joshua Reynolds" by Estelle M. Hurll
The membership of the Italian labor unions is now estimated at 1,000,000, an increase of about 300,000 since 1917.
"The Red Conspiracy" by Joseph J. Mereto
I think there is one matter it would be well to bring up, and that is the membership committee.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
The war reveals that there are few men in its loose membership who are possessed by and instructed in its faith.
"Thoughts on religion at the front" by Neville Stuart Talbot
The number of members varies from 300 to 800, but in the best organizations the object is to avoid a large membership.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
For a greater membership.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
His loss is keenly felt among the membership.
"Northern Nut Growers Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-First Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
The distribution of the membership was very remarkable.
"A History of American Christianity" by Leonard Woolsey Bacon
The committee on membership may make recommendations to the Association as to the discipline or expulsion of any member.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fourth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
After a few years as an "active," a member can become a "graduate," still retaining his full voting and membership privileges.
"The Invisible Government" by Dan Smoot
Preparation for church membership of both young and old needs to employ this concept of communication.
"Herein is Love" by Reuel L. Howe
That relation is very generally expressed by the word membership.
"Bertha and Her Baptism" by Nehemiah Adams
Assigned to membership in the Negro race!
"The Hindered Hand" by Sutton E. Griggs
I then gave in my name for membership.
"The Story of My Life" by Egerton Ryerson

In news:

Today, membership of the Local 700 is over 7,300 and includes additional post professionals such as film/video lab technicians, re-recording mixers and maintenance engineers.
The Madstone Hazard 7 will have a new lobby, a membership plan offering discounts and special events, and ticket prices on a par with nearby multiplexes , including Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas.
Now with all classes included with your membership.
The election brings the academy's active membership to 1,651 scientists and engineers.
Neel Senior Center, located at 6950 Danville Road, welcomes membership from all senior citizens of ages 60 and above.
The company, which is based in Mountain View, Calif, said it had more than doubled its membership rate since July.
While adapting to its new wealth and European Union membership, Ireland is still a country trying to preserve its dreamlike landscape and proud cultural heritage.
Class Is Article UP honors North Platte with Train Town USA membership.
A membership in the railroad's Train Town USA Registry as part of its year-long 150th anniversary celebration.
WASHINGTON — The Natural Products Association on Tuesday announced that membership marketing expert Gabrielle Alahouzos will be the new VP membership services.
Despite decades of harshly criticizing the Organization of American States as a puppet of Washington, Cuban TV welcomed today's scrapping by OAS Foreign Ministers of the 1962 resolution excluding the island from active membership.
There were 73 attending to celebrate the awarding of 50-year membership pins.
Unionport OES presents 50-year membership pins.
We are all to blame for church membership decline.
Membership information, Carol Gullikson, 873-1373.

In science:

Our radial velocity measurements allow us to test these ob jects for membership.
Radial-Velocity Monitoring of Members and Candidate Members of the TW Hydrae Association
The faster random generation algorithm also yields a faster permutation group membership algorithm.
Towards a practical, theoretically sound algorithm for random generation in finite groups
This paper enabled us to further confirm the membership in clusters of the stars used in the present work and to re-evaluate MV .
A revised calibration of the Mv-W(OI 7774) relationship using Hipparcos data: Its application to Cepheids and evolved stars
Let L∗ be the language of arithmetic with a set constant X and a membership symbol ∈.
Independence Properties of Algorithmically Random Sequences
To test the cluster membership of these blue BO galaxies, a number of groups (e.g.
At the Vigintennial of the Butcher-Oemler Effect
The grade of membership (GoM) analysis was initially introduced in ; the term “Grade of Membership” is due to this article.
Grade of Membership Analysis: One Possible Approach to Foundations
In Efremov (1995), spatial distribution of Cepheids and membership of OB association are examined.
Velocity Dispersion of Dissolving OB Associations Affected by External Pressure of Formation Environment
The last inequality follows from K (k0) the fact that for each i ≤ k0 one bit suffices to specify (non)membership to Jk0 , i.e.
Universal Convergence of Semimeasures on Individual Random Sequences
The pieces in the second figure are numbered to indicate their roof membership.
Asymptotic Behavior of Random Heaps
Let F− ⊂ U be such that F− T G∗ = φ, G∗ inv ⊆ F− and membership in F− is decidable in constant time2 .
Generalized Counters and Reversal Complexity
The 2 Checking if an element in the additive (multiplicative) group of real numbers is ≥ 0 (≥ 1) is an example of such a membership test.
Generalized Counters and Reversal Complexity
Measurements of distances to dSphs with the HST from TRGB generaly confirm their membership in corresponding groups.
The Local Group and other neighboring galaxy groups
The mid-IR excess, Li, HD 98800’s putative membership in the TW Hya association, and the Hipparcos distance estimate of 46.7 ± 6.2 pc (establishing component luminosities) lead to the consensus that the system is PMS.
Dynamical Masses for Low-Mass Pre-Main Sequence Stars: A Preliminary Physical Orbit for HD 98800 B
With every addition of an S-binomial in step iv(b) of facet buchberger, a test for degree membership of the truncating subset W is done.
Truncated Groebner fans and lattice ideals
The requirement for membership in this set is that there be at least three points in the CMAGIC linear region and that σβBV < 0.5.
Measurement of \Omega_m, \Omega_{\Lambda} from a blind analysis of Type Ia supernovae with CMAGIC: Using color information to verify the acceleration of the Universe