- an allotting or being allotted
- a thing allotted; portion; share
- Brit. a small plot of public land rented to an individual for growing vegetables or flowers
- Mil. a portion of one's pay regularly deducted, as for one's dependents, insurance premiums, etc.
- The definition of allotment refers to something that has been given out in portions.
An example of an allotment is when a government leases out portions of land to individuals for farming.
- Allotment is defined as the portion or share of something.
- An example of an allotment is the specific amount of time a teacher gives their students to take a test.
- An example of allotment is the portion of a military person's pay which is deducted for insurance.
- The act of allotting: initiated the allotment of ration coupons.
- Something allotted: a monthly allotment of food stamps.
- The act of allotting; assignment.
- 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.
- (law) The allowance of a specific amount of scrip or of a particular thing to a particular person.
- (UK) A plot of land rented from the council for growing fruit and vegetables.
From Old French alotement, (French allotement).
allotment - Investment & Finance Definition
The number of securities that each company in an underwriting syndicate is given to sell.
- A day, with free shelter and an allotment for private cultivation.
- One quarter of them have received allotments of only 2.9 acres per male, and one-half less than 8.5 to 11.4 acres - the normal size of the allotment necessary to the subsistence of a family under the three-fields system being estimated at 28 to 42 acres.
- It was a long night, but a nice night; certainly not a night with an adequate allotment of sleep—not with the naked body of beautiful Betty from Boise beside him and a world gone topsy-turvy, and wondering lord knows what lay ahead in the towering mountains that surrounded them.
- Soon afterwards there was assigned to him and his friend Renteria a large village in the neighbourhood of Zagua, with a number of Indians attached to it in what was known as repartimiento (allotment); like the rest of his countrymen he made the most of this opportunity for growing rich, but occasionally celebrated mass and preached.
- In 1639, in the epistle to the reader of his most noticeable book historically, his Triall of our Church-Forsakers, he tells us, "I have lived now, by God's gratious dispensation, above fifty years, and in the place of my allotment two and twenty full."