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

Examples of allotted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The allotted time is 60 minutes but is expected to run longer. USA TODAY, 24 Apr. 2024 Two more allotted Opening Day games will be played on Friday following rain postponements. Ben Morse, CNN, 28 Mar. 2024 Sleep experts, for example, are concerned about the impact of forcing a human to wake up at an allotted time—and subsequently back to sleep—as opposed to allowing a person’s body clock to synchronize with natural daylight hours. Eleanor Pringle, Fortune, 23 Mar. 2024 The allotted time is 80 minutes but is expected to run much longer. USA TODAY, 7 Feb. 2024 For those with allotted PTO, 38% of U.S. workers did not use their time off compared to 23% of U.K. workers. Alexa Mikhail, Fortune Well, 13 Dec. 2023 Several airlines, including Delta, Southwest, JetBlue and United, have issued advisories to passengers traveling to airports in Idalia’s path, allowing passengers to make changes for free within an allotted time. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, 30 Aug. 2023 Several airlines, including Delta, Southwest, JetBlue and United, have issued advisories allowing passengers traveling to airports in Idalia’s path to make changes for free within an allotted time. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, 29 Aug. 2023 The event participants followed each other’s fundraising progress through an online leaderboard, and encouraged their co-workers, family members and friends to help their teams raise money towards the homes by an allotted deadline. Katia Parks, Baltimore Sun, 18 July 2023

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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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“Allotted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allotted. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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