Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of allotting.
  • noun Something allotted.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of allotting; assignment.
  • noun 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.
  • noun (law) The allowance of a specific amount of scrip or of a particular thing to a particular person.
  • noun [Eng.] an allotment of a small portion of land to a country laborer for garden cultivation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of allotting; assignment.
  • noun 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.
  • noun law The allowance of a specific amount of scrip or of a particular thing to a particular person.
  • noun UK A plot of land rented from the council for growing fruit and vegetables.

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

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

Etymologies

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From Old French alotement, (French allotement).

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