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allotment

al·lot·ment

allotment

pronunciation:
lat mnt
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of allotting or something that is allotted; appropriation or share.
The allotment of tracts of land among the farmers was carried out after the war.Were they satisfied with their allotment?
synonyms:
allowance, apportionment, appropriation, dispensation, division, lot, part, portion, quota, share
similar words:
amount, dole, measure, percentage, quantity
definition 2: in the U.S. military, the portion of a person's salary authorized for payment directly to another party, such as a dependent.
similar words:
allowance, apportionment, appropriation, division, quota, ration