suballocate

verb
sub·​al·​lo·​cate | \ˌsəb-ˈa-lə-ˌkāt \
variants: or sub-allocate
suballocated or sub-allocated; suballocating or sub-allocating

Definition of suballocate 

transitive verb

: 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

Other Words from suballocate

suballocation \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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