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allotment


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Allotment  \Al*lot"ment\,  n.  [Cf.  OF  alotement  F.  allotement.] 
  1.  The  act  of  allotting;  assignment. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  The  alloments  of  God  and  nature.  --L'Estrange. 
 
  A  vineyard  and  an  allotment  for  olives  and  herbs. 
  --Broome. 
 
  3.  (law)  The  allowance  of  a  specific  amount  of  scrip  or  of  a 
  particular  thing  to  a  particular  person. 
 
  {Cottage  allotment},  an  allotment  of  a  small  portion  of  land 
  to  a  country  laborer  for  garden  cultivation.  [Eng.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  allotment 
  n  1:  a  share  set  aside  for  a  specific  purpose  [syn:  {allocation}] 
  2:  the  act  of  distributing  by  allotting  or  apportioning;  "the 
  apportionment  of  seats  in  the  House  of  Representatives  is 
  based  on  the  relative  populaton  of  each  state"  [syn:  {apportionment}, 
  {apportioning},  {allocation},  {parceling},  {parcelling}] 




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