Quorum vs. Quorate

By Jaxson

  • Quorum

    A quorum is the minimum number of members of a deliberative assembly (a body that uses parliamentary procedure, such as a legislature) necessary to conduct the business of that group. According to Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised, the “requirement for a quorum is protection against totally unrepresentative action in the name of the body by an unduly small number of persons.”The term quorum is from a Middle English wording of the commission formerly issued to justices of the peace, derived from Latin quorum, “of whom”, genitive plural of qui, “who”. As a result, quora as plural of quorum is not a valid Latin formation.

  • Quorum (noun)

    The minimum number of members required for a group to officially conduct business and to cast votes, often but not necessarily a majority or supermajority.

    “We can discuss the issue tonight, but cannot vote until we have a quorum.”

  • Quorum (noun)

    A selected body of persons.

  • Quorate (noun)

    A quorum

  • Quorate (adjective)

    Having a quorum

    “With only five people able to make it to the meeting, we were barely quorate.”

  • Quorum (noun)

    the minimum number of members of an assembly or society that must be present at any of its meetings to make the proceedings of that meeting valid.

  • Quorate (adjective)

    (of a meeting) attended by a quorum and so having valid proceedings

    “the decision of a quorate general meeting”

Oxford Dictionary

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