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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of allotting: initiated the allotment of ration coupons.
  • n. Something allotted: had already used up their weekly allotment of flour.
  • n. A portion of military pay that is regularly deducted and set aside, as for the payee's dependents or for insurance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of allotting; assignment.
  • n. That which is allotted; a share, part, or portion granted or distributed; that which is assigned by lot, or by the act of God; anything set apart for a special use or to a distinct party.
  • n. The allowance of a specific amount of scrip or of a particular thing to a particular person.
  • n. A plot of land rented from the council for growing fruit and vegetables.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of allotting; assignment.
  • n. That which is allotted; a share, part, or portion granted or distributed; that which is assigned by lot, or by the act of God; anything set apart for a special use or to a distinct party.
  • n. The allowance of a specific amount of scrip or of a particular thing to a particular person.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of allotting; distribution as by lot.
  • n. That which is allotted; a share, part, or portion granted or distributed; that which is assigned by lot or by the act of God.
  • n. A place or piece of ground appropriated by lot or assignment.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan
  • n. a share set aside for a specific purpose

Etymologies

From Old French alotement, (French allotement). (Wiktionary)

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