numerus clausus

noun
nu·​me·​rus clau·​sus | \¦nüməˌru̇ˈsklau̇ˌsu̇s\

Definition of numerus clausus 

: a quantity fixed as the maximal number or percentage (as of applicants of a particular race or class) admissible to an academic institution

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History and Etymology for numerus clausus

New Latin, literally, closed or restricted number

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