allotted

adjective

al·​lot·​ted ə-ˈlä-təd How to pronounce allotted (audio)
: assigned or distributed as a portion, share, or lot
finished in the allotted time
Silently, all the creatures filed to their allotted places. Brian Jacques
The teacher had exhausted his allotted sick leave after weakness in his vocal muscles made it impossible for him to teach. Education Week

Word History

Etymology

from past participle of allot

First Known Use

1567, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of allotted was in 1567

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Cite this Entry

“Allotted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allotted. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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