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.More example sentences
- 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.)'.
More definitions of quorumDefinition of quorum in:
- The US English dictionary