Definition of paid-up in US English:

paid-up

adjective

  • 1attributive (of a member of an organization, especially a labor union) having paid the necessary dues in full.

    • ‘And in response, nearly £16,000 was handed over in hard cash as more than 60 supporters immediately became fully paid-up members of the new outfit.’
    • ‘The branch organisers said it has more than 40 paid-up members, and they look forward to welcoming more at the meeting, which takes place at St Herbert's Catholic Church Hall, Lake Road, Windermere, by the Baddeley Clock.’
    • ‘On the matter of finance, the treasurer reported a very good response to his drive to increase membership of the Chamber, and said there were now seventy-one fully paid-up members.’
    • ‘For all I know, you, gentle reader, may be a paid-up member of the mainstream.’
    • ‘But as a full paid-up member of the goalkeepers' union, he has plenty of sympathy for his friend and rival.’
    • ‘In 1992, the guild reached an all-time low of 20 members and they currently have 22 paid-up members.’
    • ‘There is a free draw for refund of subscription for fully paid-up members in the near future, so prompt payment is advised.’
    • ‘All snooker, billiard and pool tournaments will shortly be commencing and only fully paid-up members will be eligible to compete.’
    • ‘On a negative note, the secretary said there were still some people making use of club facilities but were not paid-up members.’
    • ‘So if you were a paid-up member in good standing, we would give you a log-in name and a password.’
    • ‘To have a realistic chance of election the hopefuls have to be a paid-up member of a political party - so that eliminates around 80 per cent.’
    • ‘People are reminded that tickets can only be given to paid-up members of the club so anybody who hasn't paid their membership can still do so to any member of the executive price E15.’
    • ‘But the latest annual meeting of the society was attended by only slightly more than the minimum necessary of 20 people - although the society has more than 1,000 paid-up members.’
    • ‘For insurance purposes, players are obliged to be fully paid-up members prior to the start of playing season.’
    • ‘I've been a paid-up member of the Friends for a long time.’
    • ‘Finally, the winner of this month's raffle for a colour TV - which involved all paid-up members - was Anthony Neary.’
    • ‘These competitions are confined to paid-up members of the club so anyone wishing to take part should pay their membership fee without delay.’
    • ‘Only paid-up members will be entitled to match tickets for the All-Ireland Championship matches.’
    • ‘To take part in any of the tournaments, one must be a fully paid-up member of the club.’
    • ‘All fully paid-up members will enter a special Local Prize Fund Draw for €1,000 in November and other prizes for the draws until April.’
    1. 1.1 Denoting the part of the subscribed capital of an undertaking that has actually been paid.
      ‘paid-up capital’
      • ‘The steel company, with paid-up capital of 300 million yuan, is a small privately-owned firm set up eight years ago.’
      • ‘The government instead is reducing the corporate tax only for small and midsize industries with paid-up capital of 2.5 million ringgit and less.’
      • ‘In 1916, paid-up capital was increased to $2,000,000 by virtue of a stock dividend.’
      • ‘Such a firm may be smaller, have less paid-up capital, less assets to support its activities.’
      • ‘Those companies had a paid-up capital of $1,000.’
      • ‘First, the companies have been at loss for the past three consecutive years, or post a cumulative loss amounting to 50 percent of paid-up capital.’
      • ‘The offer includes 2.99 lakh equity shares for employees and the net issue of 57 lakh shares to public would constitute 31.68 per cent of fully diluted post issue paid-up capital of the company, it said.’
      • ‘The paid-up capital provisions, if I can just give you the references.’
      • ‘During the same period, although almost half went out of business, those that did survive reported a six-fold increase in paid-up capital while deposits and loans grew by eight-fold.’
      • ‘It is said that the claimant company accounts show that it is a small entity with a very small paid-up share capital of £2.’
      • ‘By comparison, the government previously required new life insurance companies to have a paid-up capital of only Rp 2 billion, and Rp 3 billion for new general insurance companies.’
      • ‘The venture, to be based in Shanghai, will have a capital of 200 million yuan - the highest paid-up capital of any mainland fund management company.’
      • ‘Since the bank receives no annual contributions from its members, its financial activity is based on its paid-up capital and reserves, as well as the resources it raises on the financial markets.’
      • ‘Meanwhile, the company plans to introduce Employee Stock Option Plan for which it would earmark up to five per cent of the paid-up share capital.’
      • ‘Yet paid-up capital should be written down in the same manner as capital financed by debt, since it was also subject to losses if it had been put in place when interest rates were higher.’
      • ‘Will they also have their paid-up and previously legal entitlements usurped?’
      • ‘What should count as the capital of a bank other than paid-up share capital?’
      • ‘He was charged last summer with manipulating share prices and falsifying paid-up capital.’
      • ‘Fewster says that Jacka contributed £700 of the paid-up capital.’
      • ‘It is now possible to limit the paid-up capital of a no-par-value share issued for property on a rollover.’
    2. 1.2 Denoting an endowment policy in which the policyholder has stopped paying premiums, resulting in the surrender value being used to purchase single-premium whole-life insurance.
      • ‘A policy becomes paid-up when there were enough premiums paid into it so that the failure to pay future premiums did not result in the policy lapsing or going off the books.’
      • ‘Naturally, the value of a paid-up policy is considerably higher than its surrender value.’

Pronunciation

paid-up

/ˈpeɪdˌəp//ˈpādˌəp/