quota


quota
quo·ta /'kwō-tə/ n [Medieval Latin, from Latin quota pars how great a part]
1: a proportional part or share assigned to each in a body
2: a specific amount that serves as a minimum or maximum
a law against traffic ticket quota s

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

quota
I noun allocation, allotment, allowance, apportionment, appropriation, assignment, check, circumscription, constraint, containment, contingent, control, curb, dispensation, extent, inhibition, limit, limitation, measure, number, percentage, portion, proportion, quantity, quantum, ratio, ration, regulation, restraint, restriction, share, suppression associated concepts: quota system, racial quota II index quorum, ration

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


quota
n.
A goal; a fixed number of objects or people that are allowed or desired someplace; a proportional share of something.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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  • quota — quota …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • quota — [ k(w)ɔta ] n. m. • 1927; angl. quota, mot lat., abrév. de quota pars → quote part ♦ Contingent ou pourcentage déterminé. Quotas laitiers. Quota d immigration (aux États Unis). Douanes Quotas d importations, d exportations : quantité de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Quota — may refer to:Affirmative action * Racial quota * Reservations in India * Quotas in PakistanComputing * Disk quota * Download quota * Upload quotaElectoral systems * Election threshold * Droop quota * Hagenbach Bischoff quota * Hare quota *… …   Wikipedia

  • quota — / kwɔta/ s.f. [dal lat. quota (pars ) a quanta (parte) , femm. di quotus quanto ]. 1. a. [parte di una somma globale di denaro dovuta da ciascuno dei partecipanti a un attività e sim.: q. di iscrizione ] ▶◀ caratura, pro quota. ‖ tassa. b.… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • quota — |ó| s. f. 1. Porção ou parte fixa e determinada. = QUINHÃO, QUOTA PARTE 2. Parte que toca a cada uma das pessoas que devem pagar ou receber uma quantia. = PARCELA, QUINHÃO, QUOTA PARTE 3. Prestação periódica a pagar, muitas vezes mensal.… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Quota — Quo ta (kw[=o] t[.a]), n. [LL., fr. L. quota (sc. pars), fr. quotus which or what in number, of what number, how many, fr. quot how many, akin to quis, qui, who: cf. It. quota a share. See {Who}.] 1. A proportional part or share; the share or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quota — (n.) 1660s, from M.L. quota, from L. quota pars how large a part, from quota, fem. singular of quotus which, what number (in sequence). See QUOTE (Cf. quote). Earliest reference is to contributions of soldiers or supplies levied from a town or… …   Etymology dictionary

  • quota — ► NOUN 1) a limited quantity of a product which may be produced, exported, or imported. 2) a share that one is entitled to receive or bound to contribute. 3) a fixed number of a group allowed to do something, e.g. immigrants entering a country.… …   English terms dictionary

  • quota — [kwōt′ə] n. [ML, short for L quota pars, how large a part: fem. of quotus: see QUOTE] 1. a share or proportion which each of a number is called upon to contribute, or which is assigned to each; proportional share ☆ 2. the number or proportion… …   English World dictionary

  • quota — has the plural form quotas …   Modern English usage


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