a gathering of the minimal number of members of an organization to conduct business
The minimum number of members required for a group to officially conduct business and to cast votes, often but not necessarily a majority or supermajority.
We can discuss the issue tonight, but cannot vote until we have a quorum.
A selected body of persons.
Origin: From quorum, genitive plural form of qui, used as standard wording in written commissions.
such a number of the officers or members of any body as is competent by law or constitution to transact business; as, a quorum of the House of Representatives; a constitutional quorum was not present
Origin: [L., of whom, gen. pl. of qui who, akin to E. who. See the Note below.]
A quorum is the minimum number of members of a deliberative assembly necessary to conduct the business of that group. According to Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, the "requirement for a quorum is protection against totally unrepresentative action in the name of the body by an unduly small number of persons." The term quorum is from a Middle English wording of the commission formerly issued to justices of the peace, derived from Latin quorum, "of whom", genitive plural of qui = "who". As a result, quora as plural of quorum is not a valid Latin formation.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kwō′rum, n. a number of the members of any body sufficient to transact business. [The first word of a commission formerly issued to certain justices, of whom (L. quorum) a certain number had always to be present when the commission met.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the number of the members of a governing body required by law to give legality to any transaction in the name of it.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A clumsy individual, all Ayes and Noes, who is seldom on hand when needed. Faint heart never won fair lady--but a full purse can always pull the trick. R Man proposes, then woman imposes. RABBIT A small rodent, very similar to a hare, which feeds on grass and burrows in the earth. =WELSH RABBIT= More like a string, thrives on cheese and burrows in the stomach.
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The numerical value of quorum in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of quorum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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