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Quorum – The minimum number of people needed to carry through a vote in a meeting


(Pronounced kwaw-ruhm)

To remember the definition of the word quorum, use the following mnemonic:

A quarter of the forum (quorum) turned up but it was enough to carry through a vote.

A quarter of the forum (quorum) turned up but it was enough to carry through a vote.


Examples of Quorum in a sentence

Too many absences due to summer vacations caused the meeting to cancel since a quorum was not formed. 

Seventeen students were needed for a quorum in order to discuss the topics during the Student Council meeting. 

According to University rules, two-thirds of each department constitutes a quorum to do business.

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