justice of the quorum.

1. A judge on a panel designated to hear appeals. • In Massachusetts, the panel is sometimes called a quorum.

2. Hist. A county justice or justice of the peace, designated by the governor in a commission of peace, who had to be present or else a court could not sit.

3. Hist. A distinction conferred on a justice of the peace by directing — in the commission authorizing the holding of quarter sessions — that from among those holding court must be two or more specially so named. • The distinction was conferred on some, or occasionally all, of the justices of the peace of a county in England.