Definition of quorum in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈkwɔːrəm

noun (plural quorums)

  • The minimum number of members of an assembly or society that must be present at any of its meetings to make the proceedings of that meeting valid.
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    • Are these meetings valid as the quorum must be from the persons who are entitled to attend and vote at such meetings?
    • Since the second meeting also assembled a quorum, the two plenums yielded two mutually exclusive, but equally valid, results.
    • Attempts to resolve the issue failed in late summer and early fall because the board could not assemble a quorum for a meeting.


late Middle English (referring to justices of the peace): used in commissions for committee members designated by the Latin quorum vos … unum (duos, etc.) esse volumus 'of whom we wish that you … be one (two, etc.)'.

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