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Meaning of ALLOTMENT

Pronunciation:  u'lâtmunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; "the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state"
  2. [n]  a share set aside for a specific purpose

ALLOTMENT is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: allocation, allocation, apportioning, apportionment, assignation, parceling, parcelling
 See Also: deal, distribution, grant, parcel, part, percentage, portion, portion, quota, rationing, reallocation, reallocation, reallotment, reapportionment, share, share, subsidisation, subsidization



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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.]

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