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quorum

Cynical Definitions

n. A sufficient number of members of a deliberative body to have their own way.

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Cynical Quotations

In the United States Senate a quorum consists of the chairman of the Committee on Finance and a messenger from the White House; in the House of Representatives, of the Speaker and the devil.

— Ambrose Bierce

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