allotment

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as in subsidy
a sum of money allotted for a specific use by official or formal action the library budget was reduced, while allotments for city officials' travel expenses were increased

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as in portion
something belonging to, due to, or contributed by an individual member of a group every kindergartner received colored paper, scissors, and an allotment of paste to make paper chains

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as in allocation
the act or process of giving out something to each member of a group the allotment of exhibition space at the annual trade show is always fraught with politics and infighting

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“Allotment.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/allotment. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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