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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 ?
States Senate a quorum consists of the chairman of the Committee on
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.
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.
But in chusing the President, the Votes shall be taken by States, the Representation from each State having one Vote; a Quorum for this Purpose shall consist of a Member or Members from two thirds of the States, and a Majority of all the States shall be necessary to a Choice.
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.
ISLAMABAD -- Deputy Speaker National Assembly Murtaza Javeed Abbasi on Monday adjourned the House proceeding due to lack of quorum.
LAHORE -- The Punjab Assembly was adjourned on Monday until Tuesday when the quorum did not complete despite the fact the Chair kept proceedings suspended for around two hours to let the members gather to the minimum strength of 93.
till completion of the quorum as the required numbers of lawmakers (25 percent)
ISLAMABAD -- Deputy Speaker National Assembly Murtaza Javeed Abbasi Wednesday suspended the proceeding of the House due to lack of quorum.
ATRIO of new tenants is settling into Quorum Business Park after the creation of new office suites.
Quorum, a software innovator for the energy industry, has named Roy Queener as the head of its Canadian Business Unit.
3 March 2016 - US-based hydrocarbon and energy business management software provider Quorum has acquired ePrime from Retama Resources, LLC, the company said.