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  1. numerus clausus(Noun)

    Limitation on the number of students allowed to enter university based on examination performance, ethnicity or gender.

  2. Origin: From numerus clausus

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  1. Numerus clausus

    Numerus clausus is one of many methods used to limit the number of students who may study at a university. In many cases, the goal of the numerus clausus is simply to limit the number of students to the maximum feasible in some particularly sought-after areas of studies. However, in some cases, numerus clausus policies were in effect religious or racial quotas, both in form and motivation.

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