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quota system

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  1. a system, originally determined by legislation in 1921, of limiting by nationality the number of immigrants who may enter the U.S. each year.
  2. a policy of limiting the number of minority group members in a business firm, school, etc.
  3. any hiring or admissions policy requiring that a specified number or percentage of minority group members be hired or admitted.
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Origin of quota system

First recorded in 1920–25
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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