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quo·rum

 (kwôr′əm)
n.
1. The minimal number of officers and members of a committee or organization, usually a majority, who must be present for valid transaction of business.
2. A select group.
3. The minimal density of bacterial cells that results in altered gene expression in a population of bacteria.

[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

(ˈkwɔːrəm)
n
a minimum number of members in an assembly, society, board of directors, etc, required to be present before any valid business can be transacted: the quorum is forty; we don't have a quorum.
[C15: from Latin, literally: of whom, occurring in Latin commissions in the formula quorum vos … duos (etc) volumus of whom we wish that you be … two]

quo•rum

(ˈkwɔr əm, ˈkwoʊr-)

n.
1. the number of members of a group required to be present to transact business or carry out an activity legally, usu. a majority.
2. a particularly chosen group.
[1425–75; < Latin quōrum of whom]

quorum

- First the genitive plural of Latin qui, "who," it originally referred to the "number of justices who need be present to try a case."
See also related terms for try.

Quorum

 Examples: quorum of the Shire (justices collectively), 1455; of peers; of surgeons, 1747.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quorum - a gathering of the minimal number of members of an organization to conduct business
assemblage, gathering - a group of persons together in one place
organization, organisation - a group of people who work together
minyan - the quorum required by Jewish law to be present for public worship (at least ten males over thirteen years of age)
Translations
نصابنِصاب قانوني
kvorumvětšina potřebná k hlasování
beslutningsdygtigt antalquorum
päätösvaltainen
határozatképesség
tilskilinn lágmarksfjöldi fundarmanna
kvorumas
kvorums
kvórum
yeter sayı

quorum

[ˈkwɔːrəm] Nquórum m
what number constitutes a quorum?¿cuántos constituyen quórum?

quorum

[ˈkwɔːrəm] nquorum m
to have a quorum → avoir atteint le quorum

quorum

nQuorum nt; to make a quorumein Quorum haben, beschlussfähig sein

quorum

[ˈkwɔːrəm] nquorum m inv

quorum

(ˈkwoːrəm) noun
the smallest number of members necessary at a meeting before any business can be done.
References in classic literature ?
The senators are to be chosen for the period of six years; there is to be a rotation, by which the seats of a third part of them are to be vacated and replenished every two years; and no State is to be entitled to more than two senators; a quorum of the body is to consist of sixteen members.
Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own Members, and a Majority of each shall constitute a Quorum to do Business; but a smaller Number may adjourn from day to day, and may be authorized to compel the Attendance of absent Members, in such Manner, and under such Penalties as each House may provide.
There are not many of you," the King said, attentively regarding them with the royal eye, "and you are not so very large; I hardly think you are a quorum.
States Senate a quorum consists of the chairman of the Committee on