Meaning of numerus clausus in English:

numerus clausus

Pronunciation /ˌnjuːmərəs ˈklaʊsəs/

noun

  • A fixed maximum number of entrants admissible to an academic institution.

    ‘The education minister responded to this by ordering the numerus clausus to be covertly disregarded.’
    • ‘He rejected the numerus clausus as impractical and arbitrary.’

Origin

Latin, literally ‘closed number’.