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allotment

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Definition of ALLOTMENT

1
a sum of money allotted for a specific use by official or formal action <the library budget was reduced, while allotments for city officials' travel expenses were increased>
2
something belonging to, due to, or contributed by an individual member of a group <every kindergartner received colored paper, scissors, and an allotment of paste to make paper chains>
3
the act or process of giving out something to each member of a group <the allotment of exhibition space at the annual trade show is always fraught with politics and infighting>

February 27, 2015
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