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ration

(ra′shŏn, rā′) [L. ratio, calculation]
A fixed allowance of a nutrient or of a service for a specified period, e.g. of food, health care.
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The opposite problem is actually more frequent: people wanting more than their rations permit.
The Iraqi government's Ministerial Council approved a plan to discontinue the distribution of the food rations program as of March 2013, and pay an amount of money to the Iraqi nationals instead.
Observers say that a ration card system would be an ideal way to deal with price hikes.
Finally, because so many Americans still fail to realize that we ration care through price barriers, the powerful anti-rationing rhetoric of today effectively twists an "inconvenient truth" into a convenient lie for political and/or financial gain.
But then who is responsible for issuing bogus ration cards and how many are fake?
They should be adding products to the ration book, not taking away from it," said Roberto Rodriguez, a 55-year-old delivery man buying rice, sugar and coffee at an official store in Havana's Vedado neighborhood.
His comments emerged in the very week that one of the world's most heroic and inspirational politicians was sentenced to another 18 months of living on rations...
Beret hungry: Soldiers get a taste of the new ration packs; FOOD FOR HEROES The Army's new multi-climate 24-hour rations include 16 items: TISSUES; ENERGY DRINK; FRUIT DRINK; TABASCO SAUCE; NUTS WITH FRUIT; CONDIMENTS; PASTA LUNCHTIME POUCH; MUESLI; BAXTERS FRUIT IN SYRUP; SWEETS; HOT CHOCOLATE DRINK; MAIN MEAL OF CURRY OR PASTA; LUCOZADE BAR; ENERGY BAR; FRUIT BAR; OAT BISCUITS
FRONTLINE Merseyside troops fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan have not been provided with any fresh rations for 40 days.
It is also worth mentioning that bread was not rationed until after the war was over.
Samuel Hinkle, Hershey's chief chemist at the time and a future company president, said Logan asked Hershey to develop "a kind of survival ration." The resulting chocolate bar, with greater nutritional value and a higher melting point than usual, was the beginning of what came to be called a D Ration.