allotment (n.)

  1. a share set aside for a specific purpose

    [ Syn: allocation ]

  2. the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan; the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state

    [ Syn: apportionment , apportioning , allocation , parceling , parcelling , assignation ]

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