Definitions for "Pledge"
Pledging is the process where a student becomes a member of a Greek organization. With most organizations, as with Zeta Nu, the pledge program is kept a secret. However, common things, such as learning about the house's traditions, rules, and history-- and the learning of unity within the pledge class-- happen in each house. Clarkson University has mandated in recent times that no pledge program lasts more than seven weeks. In earlier days, it was not uncommon for pledges to go a full semester (i.e. fourteen or more weeks). There are many popular misconceptions about fraternity pledge programs these days. For clairity, Zeta Nu pledges will NOT be publicly embarassed will NOT have their health or well-being endangered will NOT be hurt physically, mentally, or emotionally will NOT be forced to consume alcohol, nor any other liquid or solid matter Zeta Nu does NOT participate in "hazing" practices and such practices are against the policies of Clarkson University, the Inter Fraternity Council, and Zeta Nu. Once a pledge finishes the pledge program, he is a member.
a women or man who has accepted a sorority or fraternity bid but is not yet an initiated member.
a Kansas State University student wishing to become an Alpha Eta Rho member
The transfer of possession of personal property from a debtor to a creditor as security for a debt or engagement; also, the contract created between the debtor and creditor by a thing being so delivered or deposited, forming a species of bailment; also, that which is so delivered or deposited; something put in pawn.
A hypothecation without transfer of possession.
Anything given or considered as a security for the performance of an act; a guarantee; as, mutual interest is the best pledge for the performance of treaties.
Keywords:  promise, donor, gift, solemnly, solemn
A promise or agreement by which one binds one's self to do, or to refrain from doing, something; especially, a solemn promise in writing to refrain from using intoxicating liquors or the like; as, to sign the pledge; the mayor had made no pledges.
To bind or engage by promise or declaration; to engage solemnly; as, to pledge one's self.
(1) A deposit of personal property as a security for the performance of an act or satisfaction of an obligation. (2) A promise.
Keywords:  toast, honor, plight, drink, assent
A sentiment to which assent is given by drinking one's health; a toast; a health.
To give or pass as a security; to guarantee; to engage; to plight; as, to pledge one's word and honor.
To invite another to drink, by drinking of the cup first, and then handing it to him, as a pledge of good will; hence, to drink the health of; to toast.
someone accepted for membership but not yet fully admitted to the group
To pledge someone is to vow a lifetime romantic and sexual partnership. Someone you have pledged is known as your pledge or pledgemate. No pledgings were cast by magecraft for many years, but they were entered into nonetheless and are respected as though magecast.
Legal guaranty; a person who guaranteed that another would meet a legal obligation. (Bennett, Judith M. Women in the Medieval English Countryside, 234) Related terms: Pledging
a moral obligation and should be paid just as any other bill is paid
A person who undertook, or became responsible, for another; a bail; a surety; a hostage.
Keywords:  scribbled, humour, mere, signature, old
a mere signature on a piece of paper, scribbled to humour the old man
a statement of intention, regardless of the circumstances
a statement of loyalty, fealty
a statement of the form 'I will do something, if a certain number of people will help me do it'
pay (an amount of money) as a contribution to a charity or service, especially at regular intervals; "I pledged $10 a month to my favorite radio station"
A written or oral agreement to make future contributions of cash or other assets. . The enforceability of pledges depends on state law, however, judicial decisions traditionally have leaned to toward the enforcement of written pledges.
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a simple statment that shows others what you intend to do about promoting more sustainable food
Keywords:  mortgagee, trust, hands
a trust in the hands of the mortgagee
Keywords:  purpose, specific, set, amount
a set amount given usually for some specific purpose
Keywords:  see
see pledging.