allotment

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

al·lot·ment

noun \ə-ˈlät-mənt\

: an amount of something given to someone to use or have

: the act of allotting something

: a small area of land that a person can rent to use as a garden

Full Definition of ALLOTMENT

1
:  the act of allotting :  apportionment
2
:  something that is allotted; especially chiefly British :  a plot of land let to an individual for cultivation

Examples of ALLOTMENT

  1. He complained that the 15-minute time allotment was too short.
  2. The allotment of a full page in the newspaper to each candidate is more than fair.
  3. fresh tomatoes from my allotment

First Known Use of ALLOTMENT

1574

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