päätösvaltainen

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

päätös (decision) +‎ -valtainen (having power, authority)

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päätösvaltainen (comparative päätösvaltaisempi, superlative päätösvaltaisin)

  1. decision-making (having the authority to decide).
    Tässä asiassa komitea on päätösvaltainen elin.
    In this issue the committee is the decision-making body.
  2. Being in the state of having a quorum (haing a sufficient number of people present).
    Voimme keskustella asiasta tänä iltana, mutta emme voi äänestää ennenkuin olemme päätösvaltaisia.
    We can discuss the issue tonight, but cannot vote until we have a quorum.

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Note the difference in usage: in English one has a quorum, whereas in Finnish a meeting is "quorum-ed".

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