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The act of the corporation or company by which an individual acquires the rights of a member of such corporation or company. In trading and joint stock corporations no vote of admission is requisite; for any person who owns stock therein, either by original subscription or by conveyance, is in general entitled to, and cannot be refused, the rights and privileges of a member. All that can be required of the person demanding a transfer on the books, is to prove to the corporation his right to the property. In a Mutual Insurance Company, it has been held, that a person may become a member by insuring his property, paying the premium and deposit-money, and rendering himself liable to be assessed according to the rules of the corporation.

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