- the state of being a member, as of a society or club.
- the status of a member.
- the total number of members belonging to an organization, society, etc.
Origin of membership
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Examples from the Web for membership
But the main message they send is one of membership in a certain cultural group.COEXIST’s Bonehead Bumper-Sticker Politics
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Today, Turkey in the German imagination has mostly to do with immigration, assimilation, and EU membership.The 20th-Century Dictator Most Idolized by Hitler
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At its height in the 1920s, Terry noted, the Klan wielded real political influence, boasting a membership upwards of four million.The Klan’s Call to Violence in Ferguson Blows the Lid Off Its Hypocritical Rebrand
November 14, 2014
Some are hung by individuals who are vying for membership within the Chinese Communist Party.Chinese Tourists Are Taking Hong Kong Protest Selfies
October 23, 2014
Last weekend former Ukraine Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko called for a nationwide referendum on NATO membership.Putin and Poroshenko Agree to… Think About a Ukraine Ceasefire
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The ministry and the membership of the Church do not exist for the government.
Women are eligible to membership in this General Conference.
But such is not the condition of the membership of at least the evangelical Churches.Leading Articles on Various Subjects
He felt that his membership had been conferred in a rather grudging spirit.The Twins of Suffering Creek
Five other State meetings were held and the membership trebled.
- the members of an organization collectively
- the state of being a member
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Word Origin and History for membership
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