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.
Videos of quorum: Global LGBT Voices talks and panel discussions will be broadcasted on The Daily Beast in coming months.
A quorum of members being present, a message was sent to the Senate to inform that body thereof.
Congress was to have assembled, but not a quorum of the members could be collected.
The majority of the entire number of directors constitutes a quorum for the purpose of doing business.
She is the last survivor of the quorum, and is now fast fading into dotage.
There was not a sufficient number of senators present on that day to form a quorum.
Wellborn, who presided, counted a quorum and declared the resolutions adopted.
A quorum consists of any six justices, and if a majority agree upon a decision it becomes the decision of the court.
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.
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.