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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
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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.