- The definition of a quorum is the minimum number of people needed at a meeting to conduct business.
An example of a quorum is having four of the seven committee members present in order to pass a motion at a committee meeting.
quorum definition by Webster's New World
- Historical the number of justices of the peace required to be present at sessions of English courts
- the minimum number of members required to be present at an assembly or meeting before it can validly proceed to transact business
- a select group or company
Origin: Classical Latin genitive plural of qui, who: from use in court commissions
quorum definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The minimal number of officers and members of a committee or organization, usually a majority, who must be present for valid transaction of business.
- A select group.
Origin: Middle English, quorum of justices of the peace, from Latin quōrum, of whom (from the wording of a commission naming certain persons as members of a body), genitive pl. of quī, who; see kwo- in Indo-European roots.
quorum - Business Definition
quorum - Cultural Definition
The minimum number of members of a committee or legislative body who must be present before business can officially or legally be conducted. In the United States Congress, for example, either house must have a majority (218 in the House of Representatives, 51 in the Senate) to have a quorum.
quorum - Investment & Finance Definition
The smallest number of people that must vote (either in person or by proxy) in shareholder meetings, boards of directors meetings, legislative meetings, or other committee and organization meetings. If a quorum isn’t reached, then the results of the voting are not valid.Webster's New World Finance and Investment Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
quorum - Legal Definition