numerus clausus


nu·​me·​rus clau·​sus
: a quantity fixed as the maximal number or percentage (as of applicants of a particular race or class) admissible to an academic institution

Word History


New Latin, literally, closed or restricted number

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“Numerus clausus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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