quorum

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quo·rum

noun \ˈkwr-əm\

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

Full Definition of QUORUM

1
:  a select group
2
:  the number (as a majority) of officers or members of a body that when duly assembled is legally competent to transact business
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

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