Quo"ta (?), 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.]
A proportional part or share; the share or proportion assigned to each in a division.
of troops and money."<-- esp. a share of effort required to be performed, or a share of resources required to be obtained for some common purpose. -->
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