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allowance

al·low·ance

allowance

 
pronunciation:
laU ns
phrases:
make allowance (or allowances) for
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: that which is allowed.
The weight of their baggage went over the airline's weight allowance.
synonyms:
authorization, permission
similar words:
approval, assent, dole, quota, sanction
definition 2: a sum of money given regularly or allotted for special expenses.
The company's managers get a travel allowance each month.The children get a weekly allowance that they can spend as they wish.
synonyms:
allotment, annuity, grant, ration, stipend
similar words:
amount, appropriation, compensation, dole, expense, pay, pension, portion, quantity, quota, remittance, salary, share, sum, wage
definition 3: a concession based on special circumstances.
In the consideration of student financial aid, there is an income allowance for parents who are near retirement age.
synonyms:
authorization, concession, permission
similar words:
approval, compliance, consent, license, sanction
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