Definition of allot
1 : to assign as a share or portion allot 10 minutes for the speech
2 : to distribute by or as if by lot allot seats to the press
Examples of allot in a Sentence
Each speaker will be allotted 15 minutes.
The newspaper will allot a full page to each of the three mayoral candidates.
Recent Examples of allot from the Web
The cemetery board will be funded by revenue from pistol permits that are already allotted to the Jefferson County legislative delegation.
Hernandez said there’s been no decision about what happens to the rest of the green-space plan and Parcel B during the five years allotted to the museum group for fundraising.
Fletcher, accompanied by her son, was in court Wednesday with defense attorney Clarence Roby Jr. Criminal District Judge Karen Herman, to whom the case has been allotted, lowered Fletcher's $75,000 bond -- set last week by Bonin -- to $30,000.
It had been allotted the land in an auction more than a decade ago.
The mayor’s schedule shows at least 175 hours allotted to fundraising and political calls, or about 22 hours a month, during that same period.
Proposition 2 allotted $5.6 million for the city's ongoing municipal facilities project - adding to projects approved by voters in 2013.
In addition, some Metro board members, including District Department of Transportation Director Leif Dormsjo, are skeptical that Metro is making adequate use of the 33 weekly hours already allotted for track time.
We’re likely to see some Cruz maneuvering in Georgia on Saturday, when Republicans gather by congressional district to select 42 of the 76 delegates to Cleveland allotted to the state.
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Origin and Etymology of allot
Middle English alotten, from Anglo-French aloter, from a- (from Latin ad-) + lot, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English hlot lot
First Known Use: 15th century
ALLOT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of allot for English Language Learners
: to give someone (an amount of something) to use or have
ALLOT Defined for Kids
Definition of allot for Students
: to give out as a share or portion She finished the test in the time allotted.
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