A proportional part or share; the share or proportion assigned to each in a division. "Quota of troops and money."

Origin: 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.

(01 Mar 1998)

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