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 : 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
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
QUORUM Defined for Kids
Definition of quorum
: the smallest number of people who must be present at a meeting in order for business to be carried on
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