suballocate

verb sub·al·lo·cate \ ˌsəb-ˈa-lə-ˌkāt \
variants: or sub-allocate

Definition of suballocate

suballocated or sub-allocated; suballocating or sub-allocating
: to allocate (something, such as funds) to one or more subordinate agencies as a share of a larger allocation or supply
  • Highway funds are apportioned to states … The Recovery Act also required that 30 percent of these funds be suballocated … for metropolitan, regional, and local use.
  • —Linda Calbom

suballocation

play \ˌsəb-ˌa-lə-ˈkā-shən\ or sub-allocation noun, plural suballocations or sub-allocations
    • suballocation of funds

First Known Use of suballocate

1922

in the meaning defined above

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