Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A part or proportion; a fraction; quota.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Part or proportion; quota.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A quota; a share; a proportion.

Etymologies

New Latin, from Latin quotus ("of what number"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • To apply the general to the particular, the play came to an end amidst uproarious applause, to which Babington contributed an unstinted quotum, about three hours after it had begun.

    Tales of St. Austin's

  • Washington seems to have cherished no personal ill-will for Muse's conduct, and when the division of the “bounty lands” was being pushed, he used his influence that the broken officer should receive a quotum.

    The True George Washington

  • The artist who contributed the largest quotum of force to this impulse was probably Liszt, whose fiery passions, indomitable energy, soaring enthusiasm, universal tastes, and capacity of assimilation, mark him out as the very opposite of Chopin.

    Frederic Chopin as a Man and Musician

  • What indeed would become of all the good things of the earth, what would become of the useful animals, and indeed of man himself, if each individual in these years of excess was to leave its quotum of offspring?

    Evolution, Old & New Or, the Theories of Buffon, Dr. Erasmus Darwin and Lamarck, as compared with that of Charles Darwin

  • We consider the cells which are born and die within us yearly to have been sufficiently honoured [sic] in having contributed their quotum to our life; why should we have such difficulty in seeing that a healthy enjoyment and employment of our life will give us a sufficient reward in that growth of God wherein we may live more truly and effectually after death than we have lived when we were conscious of existence?

    God the Known and God the Unknown

  • Mazar [4], to which each person, in token of honor, added his quotum.

    First Footsteps in East Africa

  • In 1850 certain correspondents from Liverpool inquired of King "Eyo Honesty" if he could provide for service in the West Indies 10,000 men, women, and children, as the "quotum from the Old Calabar River," which would mean 100,000 from the West Coast.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo Volume 2

  • Ittres manes maiorum» quotum imagines ad focum in atrio.ftabant. ita S.

    Sex. Avrel. Propertivs varietate lectionis et perpetva adnotatione illvstratvs

  • After an hour’s march appeared a small cairn of rough stones, called Siyaro, or Mazar4, to which each person, in token of honor, added his quotum.

    First footsteps in East Africa

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