allotment

[uh-lot-muhnt]
noun
1.
the act of allotting.
2.
a portion or thing allotted; a share granted.
3.
(in U.S. military use) the portion of pay that an officer or enlisted person authorizes to be paid directly to another person, as a dependent, or an institution, as an insurance company.
4.
British. a plot of land rented to a gardener.

Origin:
1565–75; allot + -ment; compare French allotement

misallotment, noun
nonallotment, noun
proallotment, adjective
reallotment, noun


2. measure, lot, ration.
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allotment (əˈlɒtmənt)
 
n
1.  the act of allotting; apportionment
2.  a portion or amount allotted
3.  (Brit) a small piece of usually public land rented by an individual for cultivation

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allotment
1570s, from Fr. allotment, from aloter (see allot).
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Example sentences
Pronghorns habitat is primarily in the north portion of the allotment.
Many of this lost of applicants had received gratuities under the old act, and
  return now to increase their allotment hers.
Sector members create a business plan that makes clear how the allotment will
  be divided and how, when and where they will fish.
Wheat and soy prices increase when corn prices are high, since their acreage
  allotment is replaced by corn.
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