Definitions for: Quorum

[n] a gathering of members of an organization large enough to transact business

Webster (1913) Definition: Quo"rum, n. [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.

Note: 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.

See Also: assemblage, gathering, organisation, organization

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