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Webster 1913 Edition


Quorum

Quo′rum

(kwō′rŭm)
,
Noun.
[L., of whom, gen. pl. of
qui
who, akin to E.
who
. See the Note below.]
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.
☞ The term arose from the Latin words, Quorum aliquem vestrum . . . unum esse volumus (of whom we wish some one of you to be one), which were used in the commission formerly issued to justices of the peace in England, by which commission it was directed that no business of certain kinds should be done without the presence of one or more of certain justices specially designated. Justice of the peace and of the quorum designates a class of justices of the peace in some of the United States.

Webster 1828 Edition


Quorum

QUO'RUM

,
Noun.
[L. gen. plu. of qui, who.]
1.
A bench of justices, or such a number of officers or members as is competent by law or constitution to transact business; as a quorum of the house of representatives. A constitutional quorum was not present.
2.
A special commission of justices.

Definition 2022


Quorum

Quorum

See also: quorum and quórum

German

Noun

Quorum n (genitive Quorums, plural Quoren)

  1. quorum

Declension

quorum

quorum

See also: Quorum and quórum

English

Noun

quorum (plural quorums or quora)

  1. 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.
    We can discuss the issue tonight, but cannot vote until we have a quorum.
  2. A selected body of persons.

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Translations


French

Noun

quorum m (plural quorums)

  1. quorum

Italian

Noun

quorum m (invariable)

  1. quorum

Latin

Pronoun

quorum

  1. genitive masculine plural of quī
  2. genitive neuter plural of quī

Adjective

quorum

  1. genitive masculine plural of quī
  2. genitive neuter plural of quī

Pronoun

quorum

  1. genitive masculine plural of quis
  2. genitive neuter plural of quis

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