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Webster 1913 Edition


Allotment

Al-lot′ment

,
Noun.
[Cf. OF.
alotement
, F.
allotement
.]
1.
The act of allotting; assignment.
2.
That which is allotted; a share, part, or portion granted or distributed; that which is assigned by lot, or by the act of God; anything set apart for a special use or to a distinct party.
The
alloments
of God and nature.
L’Estrange.
A vineyard and an
allotment
for olives and herbs.
Broome.
3.
(law)
The allowance of a specific amount of scrip or of a particular thing to a particular person.
Cottage allotment
,
an allotment of a small portion of land to a country laborer for garden cultivation.
[Eng.]

Webster 1828 Edition


Allotment

ALLOT'MENT

, n.
1.
That which is allotted; a share, part, or portion granted or distributed; that which is assigned by lot, or by the act of God.
2.
A part, portion or place appropriated.
In a field, there is an allotment for olives.

Definition 2022


allotment

allotment

English

Noun

allotment (plural allotments)

  1. The act of allotting; assignment.
  2. That which is allotted; a share, part, or portion granted or distributed; that which is assigned by lot, or by the act of God; anything set apart for a special use or to a distinct party.
  3. (law) The allowance of a specific amount of scrip or of a particular thing to a particular person.
  4. (Britain) A plot of land rented from the council for growing fruit and vegetables.

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