What does quorum mean?

Definitions for quorumˈkwɔr əm, ˈkwoʊr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. quorum(noun)

    a gathering of the minimal number of members of an organization to conduct business


  1. quorum(Noun)

    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.

  2. quorum(Noun)

    A selected body of persons.

  3. Origin: From quorum, genitive plural form of qui, used as standard wording in written commissions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quorum(noun)

    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

  2. Origin: [L., of whom, gen. pl. of qui who, akin to E. who. See the Note below.]


  1. Quorum

    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

  1. Quorum

    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

  1. Quorum

    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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quorum in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quorum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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