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quota

(kwōt′ă) [L. quota (pars), how large (a part)?]
A numerical threshold, target, or limit.
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The peasants are very exact in supplying their quota, being obliged to pay double the value in case of failure; and very often when they have produced their full share, they are told that they have been deficient, and condemned to buy their peace with a large fine.
For example, a proportion of them, always the best marksmen, direct their fire entirely upon the wireless finding and sighting apparatus of the big guns of an attacking naval force; another detail attends to the smaller guns in the same way; others pick off the gunners; still others the officers; while certain other quotas concentrate their attention upon the other members of the crew, upon the upper works, and upon the steering gear and propellers.
The diet possesses the general power of legislating for the empire; of making war and peace; contracting alliances; assessing quotas of troops and money; constructing fortresses; regulating coin; admitting new members; and subjecting disobedient members to the ban of the empire, by which the party is degraded from his sovereign rights and his possessions forfeited.
It is true, that the Confederacy is to possess, and may exercise, the power of collecting internal as well as external taxes throughout the States; but it is probable that this power will not be resorted to, except for supplemental purposes of revenue; that an option will then be given to the States to supply their quotas by previous collections of their own; and that the eventual collection, under the immediate authority of the Union, will generally be made by the officers, and according to the rules, appointed by the several States.
The change relating to taxation may be regarded as the most important; and yet the present Congress have as complete authority to REQUIRE of the States indefinite supplies of money for the common defense and general welfare, as the future Congress will have to require them of individual citizens; and the latter will be no more bound than the States themselves have been, to pay the quotas respectively taxed on them.
However, Ministry of Religious Affairs halted the balloting of official hajj applications on January 26 due to uncertainties in the policy on the quota of private tour operators and a court stay order.
The Philippine Educational Theater Association (Peta) has proved once again it was worthy of the Ramon Magsaysay Award as they blasted the police's alleged quota under the government's war on drugs through their new song.
BEIRUT: With talk of an electoral law agreement in the making, the issue of a women's quota is back in the limelight as several lawmakers rallied behind a demand for a set minimum for women's representation.
According to a note published by OTE on Saturday and titled "Export of Tunisian olive oil: the underlying support of EU", "by granting the total quota of 57,600 tonnes in January 2016, in order to make Tunisia benefit from the additional quota, the EU was able to make believe it supported the Tunisian olive oil sector, whereas in practice the country did not benefit either from the usual quota, since it was able to export only 6,000 tonnes that month, or the additional quota which has been used up to 30%".
Chinese manufacturers said the nation's government awarded a big portion of the quota rights to large mills based on their shipments in 2005; a smaller portion was put up for public auction.
THE Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah, has said that the ministry is partnering key institutions and agencies of the Federal Government to improve on the expatriate quota processing in the country.
ISLAMABAD -- Supreme Court (SC) while upholding the decision of acquittal of Anwar Saifullah and Safdar Abbasi in LNG Quota case has rejected appeal pleas filed by NAB.