An example of a quorum is having four of the seven committee members present in order to pass a motion at a committee meeting.
Origin of quorum
- 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 kwo- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin quÅrum, genitive plural form of quÄ« (“who, which"), used as standard wording in written commissions.