Note: Do not rely on this information. It is very old.
Ration, a computed share, an allowance of provisions or forage for a fixed period issued to an individual by the commissariat department of the army or navy.
“When the soul is once taken up with the things that are of absolute necessity, it will not be much troubled about other things.”
–Jeremiah Burroughs, The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment