al·​lot·​ted | \ ə-ˈlä-təd How to pronounce allotted (audio) \

Definition of allotted

: 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

First Known Use of allotted

1567, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for allotted

from past participle of allot

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“Allotted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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