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quorum

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noun quo·rum \ˈkwȯr-əm\

Simple Definition of quorum

  • : the smallest number of people who must be present at a meeting in order for decisions to be made

Full Definition of quorum

  1. 1 :  a select group

  2. 2 :  the number (as a majority) of officers or members of a body that when duly assembled is legally competent to transact business

  3. 3 :  a Mormon body comprising those in the same grade of priesthood

Examples of quorum

  1. We need five people to make a quorum.



Origin of quorum

Middle English, quorum of justices of the peace, from Latin, of whom, genitive plural of qui who; from the wording of the commission formerly issued to justices of the peace


First Known Use: 1602

Rhymes with quorum


QUORUM Defined for Kids

quorum

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noun quo·rum \ˈkwȯr-əm\

Definition of quorum

  1. :  the smallest number of people who must be present at a meeting in order for business to be carried on





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