Member Law and Legal Definition
A member is a person who belongs to a group of people or a group such as an organization, association, firm, partnership, corporation, company or nation who belongs to another group like an alliance or consortium. Generally, it can refer to any part of a whole. For example, a person who belongs to a legislative body or other branch of the government may know as a member of the House of Representatives or a member of the court.
This term is used to denote a part of an animal capable of performing a distinct office, an organ or a limb. In mathematics, it is either of the two parts of an algebraic equation, connected by the sign of equality. In engineering it is any essential part, as a post, tie rod, or strut of a framed structure, as a bridge truss. Similarly it is used for any part of a building, whether constructional, as a pier, column, lintel, or decorative, as a molding, or group of moldings.