Everyone in the program would leave with some allowance, a tax-free monthly allotment.
He heaved many a sigh, as he waited for Rob to tell him that the first of his allotment was sufficiently browned to be devoured.
The shares fell mighty low in the allotment, Davy; how was that?
All this William and I took in for three unbroken weeks, my usual summer allotment on the Thames.
The allotment of Rabirius Faustus is the only one known entirely.
Distribution of fire; allotment of target to platoon leaders.
But is the allotment correct and the reward proportioned by his efforts?
The thing went to allotment shorn of his peculiar magnetism.
On the allotment of provinces, Sicily fell to him, with power to cross into Africa if he pleased.
And nature has not been in a stingy mood when weighing out their allotment of brains!
1570s, "action of allotting," from Middle French allotement, from Old French aloter (see allot). Or else a native formation from allot + -ment. Meaning "portion assigned to someone or some purpose" is from 1670s.