What does the word quota mean?

Usage examples for quota

  1. It will be remembered that these proclamations were three days after the requisition made by the Secretary of War on the States which had not seceded for their quota of troops to serve in the war about to be inaugurated against the South, and that rumors existed at the time in Baltimore that troops from the Northeast were about to be sent through that city toward the South. – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis
  2. Illinois, the one State known throughout the South because of Chicago, received probably the heaviest quota of any. – Negro Migration during the War by Emmett J. Scott
  3. Also, the Fergus hotel received its usual quota. – Behind the Green Door by Mildred A. Wirt