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Noun: allotment  u'lót-munt
  1. A share set aside for a specific purpose
    - allocation
  2. The act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan
    "the allotment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state";
    - apportionment, apportioning, allocation, parceling [US], parcelling, assignation
  3. [Brit] A plot of land rented from the council for growing things (e.g. vegetables)

Derived forms: allotments

Type of: distribution, part, percentage, portion, share

Encyclopedia: Allotment