Definitions

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  • adj. That lacks the number sufficient to form a quorum

Etymologies

in- +‎ quorate (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The initial suspension of Madisha was apparently unconstitutional, having been decided by the executive at an inquorate meeting.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Dr Evan Harris, the Liberal Democrat MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, said the six resignations from the government's advisory council on the misuse of drugs had left it inquorate and legally unable to issue formal advice to the home secretary.

    The Guardian World News

  • So, by declaring an interest, I thus made the body inquorate, and they could not reach a view.

    British Blogs

  • When told the meeting was inquorate and occupancy of chalets would not be debated, residents in the public gallery shouted "shameful".

    Latest Isle of Wight News

  • The meeting was declared inquorate after Cllr Muriel Miller declared an interest.

    Latest Isle of Wight News

  • I was at Lancaster University, sleepwalking through my first year of university, reading James Kelman and adapting to a diet of marmite sandwiches and inquorate Branch meetings of the Lancaster SPGB when I heard the news.

    Inveresk Street Ingrate

  • MONDAY’S STUDENT UNION MEETING was, as is traditional, inquorate.

    Phorm boss Ertugrul attacks Alex Hanff

  • "I honestly don't think that we are very serious about corruption if we allow the ethics committee to be inquorate during

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • - it would be hideously amusing if the Conference was inquorate …

    Guy Fawkes' blog

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  • I can understand that. My brain typically lacks a quorum.

    January 22, 2008

  • Can a person be inquorate? Probably not, and yet, upon reading this word and mollusque's definition, my first thought, which came on quite strongly and unexpectedly, was: "I feel like this most days."

    January 21, 2008

  • I think this is my new favorite word. Just think, next time you're mad at a legislator, you can accuse him/her of being inquorate. Unless their legislative body has convened, I suppose.

    January 21, 2008

  • Lacking a quorum.

    January 21, 2008