something belonging to, due to, or contributed by an individual member of a group <as the war progressed, each family's allowance of sugar and flour was reduced> Synonyms allotment
the approval by someone in authority for the doing of something <without the official allowance of the school board, no organization can hold its meetings on school property> Synonyms allowance
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