allot

[uh-lot]
verb (used with object), allotted, allotting.
1.
to divide or distribute by share or portion; distribute or parcel out; apportion: to allot the available farmland among the settlers.
2.
to appropriate for a special purpose: to allot money for a park.
3.
to assign as a portion; set apart; dedicate.

Origin:
1425–75; earlier alot, late Middle English alotten < Middle French aloter, equivalent to a- a-5 + lot lot (< Germanic) + -er infinitive suffix

allottable, adjective
allotter, noun
misallot, verb (used with object), misallotted, misallotting.
preallot, verb (used with object), preallotted, preallotting.
reallot, verb (used with object), reallotted, reallotting.
unallotted, adjective
well-allotted, adjective

a lot, allot.


1. See assign.
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allot (əˈlɒt)
 
vb , -lots, -lotting, -lotted
1.  to assign or distribute (shares, etc)
2.  to designate for a particular purpose: money was allotted to cover expenses
3.  (foll by to) apportion: we allotted two hours to the case
 
[C16: from Old French aloter, from lot portion, lot]

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allot
late 15c., from O.Fr. aloter "to divide by lots, to divide into lots," from à "to" + loter "lot," a word of Gmc. origin (cf. Goth. hlauts, O.H.G. hloz, O.E. hlot; see lot).
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Example sentences
Daily delegate totals reflect all delegates allotted to the state, even though
  some may not pledge their vote until a later date.
Some are even allotted a certain number of working days each year during which
  to pursue research.
The position allotted to each pulse in the circuit signifies the digit it
  represents.
Set the bucket in the allotted spot, then add equal parts green and brown
  organic materials.
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