The definition of a quorum is the minimum number of people needed at a meeting to conduct business.(noun)
An example of a quorum is having four of the seven committee members present in order to pass a motion at a committee meeting.
See quorum in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L, gen. pl. of qui, who: from use in court commissions
See quorum in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English, quorum of justices of the peace
Origin: , from Latin quōrum, of whom (from the wording of a commission naming certain persons as members of a body)
Origin: , genitive pl. of quī, who; see kwo- in Indo-European roots.
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