quo·rum /'kwōr-əm/ n [Middle English, a select number of English justices of the peace formerly required to be present at sessions to constitute a lawful bench, from Latin, of whom, genitive plural of qui who; from the wording of the commission once issued to justices of the peace in England]: the number (as a majority) of members or officers that must be present to conduct business
lacked a quorum at the meeting of shareholders

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun abundance, adequacy, adequateness, ampleness, completeness, enough, full measure, legal minimum, plentifulness, plenty, plenum, quota, sufficience, sufficiency, sufficient number, sufficient quantity associated concepts: absence of quorum, full quorum II index minimum

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

The number of shareholders or directors at Board meetings who must be present at a meeting to allow proceedings to be validly and effectively conducted. The quorum required for a meeting of a company's shareholders and directors is usually two persons present in person or for shareholder's meetings by proxy. The quorum can be varied to suit particular needs and the requirements are contained in the Articles of Association. Any resolutions passed at a meeting without the required quorum are invalid, but may be notified at a subsequent quorate meeting.

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.

The minimum number of members or delegates that must be present at a meeting of a body to validate any decisions made or business transacted at that meeting.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

'of whom', used to denote the number of people required to constitute a meeting legally.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

The number of people required to be present at a meeting before a vote can be taken. A quorum is usually a majority of directors, shareholders, or members, but a different quorum may be set in the bylaws or operating agreement of the business or association.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

The number of people required to conduct valid business at a meeting. If there are insufficient people the meeting is said to be inquorate and resolutions passed at the meeting will be invalid. Both shareholder and board meetings require a quorum.
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The number of members (directors or stockholders in the case of a corporation) of a governing body of an entity who must be present before business can be transacted or a vote can be counted. With respect to stockholders' meetings, this is the minimum number of a company's stockholders present or accounted for at a meeting necessary to conduct the business of the company. With respect to board of directors meetings or committee meetings, this is the minimum number of directors or committee members, as applicable, present or accounted for at a meeting necessary to conduct the business of the board or the committee, as applicable.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

n. The number of persons who must be present in a group for official action to be taken, e.g., a "quorum" of the board of directors must be present in order to take a vote; the number of individuals constituting a quorum may vary from body to body.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

A majority of an entire body; e.g., a quorum of a legislative assembly.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

A majority of an entire body; e.g., a quorum of a legislative assembly.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

   the number of people required to be present before a meeting can conduct business. Unless stated differently in bylaws, articles, regulations or other rules established by the organization, a quorum is usually a majority of members. A quorum for meetings of corporate boards of directors, homeowners' associations, clubs and shareholders meetings are usually set in the bylaws. The quorum for meetings of governmental bodies such as commissions and boards are usually set by statute.
   See also: bylaws

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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