Aliquot Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Aliquot, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Aliquot?

n. is it something that depends on the will of the judge, and is unregulated by written law, mostly some course of action or petty tasks whose execution is not established by law and are a day to day affair. Common sensical thinking or actions which aren’t governed by means of any underlying principle or logic, but perhaps by human whim, or perhaps some decidedly illogical formula.

History and Meaning of Aliquot

The word "aliquot" is a mathematical term. In its simplest terms, it refers to a portion of a larger number that divides into it evenly, without leaving any remainders. For example, one is an aliquot of every number because it divides into every number without leaving a remainder. The term "aliquot" is often used in chemistry as well, referring to a component of a mixture or compound.

Examples of Aliquot

  1. If you have 12 cookies and you want to divide them equally between three people, each person would receive an aliquot of four cookies.
  2. In a solution of water and salt, the water is the solvent and the salt is the solute. The percentage of salt in the solution can be referred to as the aliquot.
  3. A recipe for a cake may call for an aliquot of milk, meaning a specific, measured amount that will create the desired consistency.

Related Terms

  1. Multiple: The opposite of an aliquot, a multiple is a number that can be divided by another number without leaving a remainder.
  2. Divisor: A divisor is a number that is used to divide another number.
  3. Percentage: A way of expressing a fraction as a portion of 100.