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Definition of the noun allotment

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noun - plural: allotments

  1. a share set aside for a specific purpose
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • synonym of allotment: allocation
    • more generic words: part / percentage / portion / share = assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
    • more specific words:
      • reallocation = a share that has been allocated again
      • quota = a proportional share assigned to each participant
  2. the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan

Alternative definition of the noun allotment


  1. The act of allotting; assignment.
  2. 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.
  3. [legal] The allowance of a specific amount of scrip or of a particular thing to a particular person.
  4. [British] A plot of land rented from the council for growing fruit and vegetables.


  1. Allotment: An allotment garden, often called simply an allotment, or a community garden is a plot of land made available for individual, non-commercial gardening or growing food plants. Such plots are formed by subdividing a piece of land into a few or up to several hundreds of land parcels that are assigned to individuals or families. Such parcels are cultivated individually, contrary to other community garden types where the entire area is tended collectively by a group of people. In countries that do not use the term allotment, a community garden can refer to individual small garden plots as well as to a single, large piece of land gardened collectively by a group of people. The term victory garden is also still sometimes used, especially when a community garden dates back to World War II or I.
    • also known as 社区农圃
  2. Allotment: Allotments in the tourism industry are used to designate a certain block of pre-negotiated carrier seats or hotel rooms which have been bought out and held by a travel organizer with a huge buying power like a wholesaler, tour operator or hotel consolidator, and more rarely by a retail travel agent.

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Google previewWestern Mojave Land Tenure Adjustment Project, San Bernardino County (1988)

Environmental Impact Statement

Antelope Valley Allotment The Antelope Valley allotment is an ephemeral range site in fair condition. It is composed of scattered parcels surrounded by private land. It supports ephemeral sheep grazing in the spring. There is a lease for about ...

Google previewThe Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America (2002)

by Office of the Federal Register (U S )

An allotment is an authorization by the Director, Office of Budget and Finance, to department and staff office heads (allottees) to...

Google previewL.S.A., List of C.F.R. Sections Affected (2003)

An allotment is an authorization by the Director. Office of Budget and Finance. to department and...

Google previewPensions, Bonuses, and Veteran's Relief: Parts 0 to 17 (2011)

by Office of the Federal Register (U S )

An allotment is an authorization by the Director, Office of Budget and Finance, to department and staff office heads (allottees) to...

Google previewRecord of Decision and Resource Management Plan for the Pinedale Resource Area (1989)

ALLOTMENT is a specific livestock grazing area authorized for use by a specific livestock permittee(s) or lessee(s). ALLOTMENT MANAGEMENT PLAN (AMP) is a detailed, sitespecific activity plan which applies to a specific livestock grazing ...

Google previewBig Sycamore Stands Alone (2014)

The Western Apaches, Aravaipa, and the Struggle for Place by Ian W. Record

Standing fifty or so yards away from Larry within the boundaries of Elin Chiquito's allotment is a concrete and steel barrier, its stark gray color jarring against the desert backdrop. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) built the weir across ...

Google previewThe Effectiveness of Central Bank Interventions During the First Phase of the Subprime Crisis (2009)

by Heiko Hesse, Nathaniel Frank

The benchmark allotment is the ECB's projection of the.

Google previewFarmer's Tax Guide (1965)

An upland cotton acreage allotment is an intangible property ...

Google previewAn Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents Other Than Court Forms (1908)

sent, and ihe last day for receiving an application for an ALLOT- J MEST8, allotment. SMALL If any special condition is to apply to the allotments, or any AND SMALL of them, the notice shall specify such condition, or state DWELLINGS. where ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Travel and Tourism Terminology (2005)

by Allan Beaver

allocation See allotment. allocentric tourists Tourists who are continually looking for new experiences and destinations; they are adventurous by nature. allotment The provision by a travel industry principal of part of its ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Native American Economic History (1999)

by Bruce Elliott Johansen

Allotment was advanced by "reformers" who contended that life as farmers was the only alternative to extermination for Indians as the frontier closed around them.

Google previewThe Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia (101-)

by Project Gutenberg

ALLOTMENT from O. Fr. a and loter, to divide by lot), the act of allotting; a share or portion assigned. In England, the term denotes a portion of land assigned on partition or under an inclosure award (see COMMONS); also a division of land into ...

Google previewA Cherokee Encyclopedia (2007)

by Robert J. Conley

Congress passed the General Allotment Act, popularly called the Dawes Act after the sponsor of the bill, Senator Henry Dawes of Massachusetts. Its intent was clear. Dawes had ...

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Small photo of Winter Squash (Cucurbita pepo) on an Allotment in a Vegetable Garden in Rural Devon, England, UKSmall photo of Flower Head of an Opium Poppy (Papaver somniferum) on an Allotment in Rural Somerset, England, UKSmall photo of Home Grown Organic Vegetables Growing on an Allotment in a Vegetable Garden in Rural Devon, England, UKSmall photo of Plastic netting covering cabbages growing on an allotment. The net offers protection against birds eating the plantsSmall photo of Home Grown Organic Pumpkin or Winter Squash 'Dill's Atlantic Giant' (Cucurbita maxima) on an Allotment in a Vegetable Garden in Rural Devon, England, UKSmall photo of Wildflower mix growing on an English allotment garden in AugustSmall photo of Growing food in an allotment in Autumn More...

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The barking of dogs does not reduce the beggar's daily allotment.
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Scrabble value of A1L1L1O1T1M3E1N1T1

The value of this 9-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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