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What is QUORUM

When a committee, board of directors, meeting of shareholders, legisla- tive or other body of persons cannot act unless a certain number at least of them are present, that number is called a “quorum.” Sweet. In the absence of any law or rule fixing the quorum, it consists of a majority of those entitled to act. See Ex parte Willcocks. 7 Cow. (N. Y.) 409, 17 Am. Dec. 525: State v. Wilkesville Tp.. 20 Ohio St 293; ITeiskell v. Baltimore, G5 Md. 125. 4 Atl. 110. 57 Am. Bep. 308; Snider v. Rine hart, IS Colo. 18, 31 Pac. 710.

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