membership membership  /ˈmɛm bər ˌʃɪp/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the body of members of an organization or group
  2. (n) the state of being a member

Usage(s):

  1. And that swing in public opinion behind full NATO membership is one that few people expected.
  2. Then, in February, the inner church membershipabout 75,000 peopleheard a letter from Pasadena so secret that their ministers were ordered to burn it after reading.
  3. While committed in principle to NATO membership at some point in the future, she is in no hurry to force the matter or take any steps that might provoke Russia.

News

  1. Village council renews membership in DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove Village Council voted Tuesday night to renew its membership in the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference for 2013 and 2014.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Huntley Farmside

  2. BJ's Membership Club Opens 200th Store

    Westborough, Mass.-based BJ's Membership Club has opened a new store in North Carolina, marking its 200th club location.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: DDI Magazine

  3. Board defends membership fee for lobbying group

    The $3,500 annual membership fee the Gahanna-Jefferson Public School District pays to an organization that lobbies on behalf of school districts is worth every cent, district officials said in response to a concern raised by a resident during the school board's June 13 meeting at Clark Hall.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: This Week Gahanna

Quotes

  1. "NATO membership must remain open to all of Europe's democracies that seek it and are ready to share in the responsibilities of NATO membership," Bush said.
    on Apr 3, 2008 By: President Bush Source: CJAD

  2. "The strike is over," Patric M. Verrone, president of the West Coast guild, said in a statement. "Our membership has voted, and writers can go back to work."
    on Feb 12, 2008 By: Patric Verrone Source: New York Times

  3. Justice Antonin Scalia, during oral arguments, articulated the problem with what emerged as the majority ruling: "It is so weird to require the campus Republican Club to admit Democrats, not just to membership, but to officership," he said....
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Antonin Scalia Source: Lewiston Sun Journal

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