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Word: quorum

Definition: minimal number of members necessary to conduct a meeting


Sentences Containing 'quorum'

(E.g., G. Bergera, Conflict in the Quorum 258-260 (2002) Bergera states that President Young “dictated lecture to one of his secretaries” and then sets out the text of Nuttall’s 7 February 1877 journal entry.)
A quorum is three, but the whole court must sit in order to declare a law unconstitutional. Justices.
After the Nicene Creed the Registrar, confirms that a quorum is present and informs the Bishop.
After the postponement expired, all Democrats on the Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare boycotted the nomination hearings, depriving the committee of a quorum and preventing it from conducting business.
Alonzo Arza Hinckley (April 23, 1870 – December 22, 1936) was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1934 until his death.
Although the Elections Office had said that the government should take a majority vote that failed to pass the quorum as advisory, Premier McKeeva Bush announced after the referendum that he would not do so.
Although the proposal was approved by a majority of those voting, the quorum of half of registered voters voting in favour was not met.
Among his many assignments as a member of the first quorum of the seventy he served as president of the North America Southwest Area and the North America Northeast Area.
Clark has served in various leadership capacities in the LDS Church, including bishop, scoutmaster, elders quorum president, gospel doctrine teacher, and counselor in a stake mission presidency.
He became a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy in 1976.
He has published 3 edited volumes with his Wilfrid Laurier University Marketing professorial colleague David Blenkhorn, those being "Managing Frontiers in Competitive Intelligence" in 2001 (Quorum Books, an imprint of the Greenwood Publishing Group), "Controversies in Competitive Intelligence" published in 2003 by Praeger Publishers, and "Global Business and Competitive Intelligence" in 2005 by Praeger Publishers.
He was a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy from that time until he was given emeritus status in October 2005.
He was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the LDS Church and as First Counselor in the First Presidency.
He was a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy.
He was the quorum's junior member one year later when he was called into the First Presidency as second counselor to church president David O. McKay.
Hinckley was succeeded in the Quorum of the Twelve by Albert E. Bowen.
In 1861, he stated: Nevertheless, Young and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles continued to discuss the doctrine in private.
In 1960, Tanner was called to be an Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and a full-time general authority of the LDS Church.
In 1962, George Q. Morris's passing created a vacancy in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, which Tanner was called to fill in October 1962.
In 1989, he became a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy.
In 1993, he was transferred to the First Quorum of the Seventy, where he served until being granted general authority emeritus status in 2005.
In June 2006, Savignano Irpino held a referendum to leave Campania and become part of Apulia again, but failed to achieve a quorum.
In the decision, Justice Anne L. Mactavish addressed the issue of personal responsibility: On Nov 15, 2007, a quorum of the Supreme Court of Canada made of Justices Michel Bastarache, Rosalie Abella, and Louise Charron refused an application to have the Court hear the case on appeal, without giving reasons.
On January 15, 1836, Smith was selected as the first president of the high priests quorum of the church, a position that is today referred to as a "stake president".
Only 21 pan-democrat lawmakers and four government allies remained in the chamber following the walk-out – short of the 30 required for quorum.
Prior to his call as a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy, Monson had served as a bishop and a stake president.
Prior to his election to the legislature, Hinshaw served as a justice of the peace and for a single four-year term was a member of the Washington County Quorum Court.
Rather, members of MUNSU acting without quorum announced that the union supported the striking bus drivers, picketing alongside and giving the impression that their major service consumers supported them--in effect, prolonging the strike for the remainder of the semester.
Rector served as a member of the First Council of the Seventy from 1968 to 1976 and as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy from 1976 to 1994.
Richards considered running for governor of Utah in the 1918 election, but when he was selected as an Apostle in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1917, he decided not to run for office.
The company’s articles said that all four directors of the company (another Mr Hoon, who was never there, and two nominees) were needed to constitute a quorum.

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