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.
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."
A selected body of persons.
Having a quorum
"With only five people able to make it to the meeting, we were barely quorate."
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.
(of a meeting) attended by a quorum and so having valid proceedings
"the decision of a quorate general meeting"
Such a number of the officers or members of any body as is competent by law or constitution to transact business; as, a quorum of the House of Representatives; a constitutional quorum was not present.
a gathering of the minimal number of members of an organization to conduct business