One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of an assembly) unable to proceed effectively because not enough members are present to make up a quorum.‘they had boycotted the debate, leaving the house inquorate’
- ‘If the community representatives did not constitute the majority of those present with a vote, then the meeting was formally inquorate.’
- ‘As further evidence of this tepid support, the following meeting was inquorate.’
- ‘Granted the terms of Article 40 of Table A Mr Watson has the ability to make any general meeting of Arias inquorate.’
- ‘It is thought that Labour councillors may simply flood critical meetings today with party representatives, who would veto a deal, or render the talks inquorate by boycotting them.’
- ‘A meeting of Newcastle AUT yesterday was inquorate and therefore took no vote on the boycott.’
- ‘I called on councillors outside the room to return because the hearing would otherwise be inquorate.’
- ‘Exhaustion took over, or the meeting became inquorate as the disenchanted voted with their feet.’
- ‘She blames him for "inquorate meetings, cynicism and disillusionment" in deepest Calderdale.’
- ‘The abstention rate has been similar in other elections, with branch meetings sparsely attended and frequently inquorate.’
- ‘Unfortunately, she called for a quorum count and the meeting was found to be inquorate.’
- ‘Most union branch meetings are inquorate, whilst even the most high-profile elections for leading posts held recently, in transport for example, recorded a mere 30 percent turn-out.’
- ‘A frequent response to criticism, from the chair or other members of the ISG, was for them to leave the meeting, thus often rendering it inquorate.’
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