Definition of Quorum

1. Noun. A gathering of the minimal number of members of an organization to conduct business.

Generic synonyms: Assemblage, Gathering
Group relationships: Organisation, Organization
Specialized synonyms: Minyan



Definition of Quorum

1. n. Such a number of the officers or members of any body as is competent by law or constitution to transact business; as, a quorum of the House of Representatives; a constitutional quorum was not present.

Definition of Quorum

1. Noun. The minimum number of members required for a group to officially conduct business and to cast votes, often but not necessarily a majority or supermajority. ¹

2. Noun. A selected body of persons. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quorum

1. a particularly chosen group [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Quorum

quondam
quondam(a)
quonk
quonked
quonking
quonks
quook
quooke
quop
quopped
quopping
quops
quora
quorate
quorates
quorum (current term)
quorum sensing
quorums
quot.
quot homines tot sententiæ
quota
quota-hopping
quotabilities
quotability
quotable
quotably
quotaless
quotalike
quotas
quotation

Literary usage of Quorum

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Constitution, Jefferson's Manual, and Rules of the House of Representatives by Clarence A. Cannon, United States Congress. House, Thomas Jefferson (1919)
"And thenceforth the point of order as to a quorum was required to be that no quorum was present and not that no quorum had voted (IV, 2917). ..."

2. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson (1904)
"quorum. A majority of each House shall constitute a quorum to do business; but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and may be authorized to compel ..."

3. A History of English Law by William Searle Holdsworth, John Burke (1903)
"The intention was that only those justices learned in the law should be of the quorum.2 But the practice sprang up of making all the justices members of the ..."

4. How Our Laws Are Made: Bicentennial Edition 1789-1989 by Edward F. Willett (1995)
"The first time the Committee of the Whole finds itself without a quorum during any day the Chairman is required to order the roll to be called by electronic ..."

5. Political Science and Comparative Constitutional Law by John William Burgess (1890)
"The Principle of the quorum. The number of members whose presence is necessary in order to proceed lawfully with business is fixed by each house for itself. ..."

6. Political Science and Comparative Constitutional Law by John William Burgess (1891)
"The Principle of the quorum. The constitution fixes the quorum of the Diet at the majority of the legal number of members.4 On the other hand, ..."

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