Advertisement

quota (n.)

"a proportional part or share, the share or portion assigned to each," 1660s, from Medieval Latin quota, from Latin quota (pars) "how large (a part)," from quota, fem. singular of quotus "how many, of what number (in sequence);" see quote (v.). Earliest reference is to contributions of soldiers or supplies levied from a town or district; of immigrants or imports from 1921.

Others are reading

Advertisement
Definitions of quota from WordNet

quota (n.)
a prescribed number;
all the salesmen met their quota for the month
quota (n.)
a proportional share assigned to each participant;
quota (n.)
a limitation on imports;
the quota for Japanese imports was negotiated
From wordnet.princeton.edu