al|lot|ment

al|lot|ment
al|lot|ment «uh LOT muhnt», noun.
1. division and distribution in parts or shares: »

The allotment of profits was made Monday.

2. a) the share, part, or portion allotted: »

Your allotment was four dollars.

b) that part of a serviceman's pay which he designates to be sent to his family or dependents.
3. British. a small plot of land rented or assigned to someone for gardening.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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