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Qualifications of Office
Quartering of Soldiers
Qui Tam
Quorum
Quotas
Quotas
A quota is a specific numerical requirement (either a set percentage or a particular number). In policy discussions,it has been used most frequently to describe a target for hiring or admitting members of specific minority groups. The most widespread use of quotas occurred in university admissions. The use of quotas in admissions and hiring policies was declared unconstitutional in Regents of the of (1974).