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membership

noun [C/U]  /ˈmem·bərˌʃɪp/ us  
the state of belonging to an organization, or an agreement by which someone joins an organization: [U] We applied for membership in the country club. [C] Some fitness clubs sell lifetime memberships. The membership is all the members of an organization: [U] We asked the membership to vote on the issue.
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