Origin of quorum
Examples from the Web for quorum
Videos of Quorum: Global LGBT Voices talks and panel discussions will be broadcasted on The Daily Beast in coming months.A Quorum For Change: The Fight For Global LGBT Equality|Justin Jones|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Many agencies, such as the NLRB and the FEC, have multimember boards that require a quorum to operate.
When the Democrats saw what was up, a bunch of them took off for Oklahoma, and New Mexico to prevent a quorum vote.
Mr. Speaker, I am paired, but I have voted in order to make a quorum.The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol 2 (of 2)|Harry Furniss
Itaque facillime corriguntur in discendo, quorum vitia imitantur emendandi causa magistri.De Officiis|Marcus Tullius Cicero
In July following the commandment came forth for me to occupy a place in the quorum of the Twelve.
Five were to constitute a quorum of which the president or vice-president or one of the unsalaried members should always be one.
A majority of each House shall constitute a quorum to do business.Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 9 (of 20)|Charles Sumner
British Dictionary definitions for quorum
Word Origin for quorum
Word Origin and History for quorum
early 15c., in reference to certain eminent justices of the peace, from Latin quorum "of whom," genitive plural (masc. and neuter; fem. quarum) of qui "who" (see who). The traditional wording of the commission appointing justices of the peace translates as, "We have also assigned you, and every two or more of you (of whom [quoram vos] any one of you the aforesaid A, B, C, D, etc. we will shall be one) our justices to inquire the truth more fully." The justices so-named usually were called the justices of the quorum. Meaning "fixed number of members whose presence is necessary to transact business" is first recorded 1610s.
Culture definitions for quorum
The minimum number of members of a committee or legislative body who must be present before business can officially or legally be conducted. In the United States Congress, for example, either house must have a majority (218 in the House of Representatives, 51 in the Senate) to have a quorum.