Definition of "allotment" []

  • The act of allotting: initiated the allotment of ration coupons. (noun)
  • Something allotted: had already used up their weekly allotment of flour. (noun)
  • A portion of military pay that is regularly deducted and set aside, as for the payee's dependents or for insurance. (noun)
  • The act of allotting; apportionment (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A portion or amount allotted (noun)
  • A small piece of usually public land rented by an individual for cultivation (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "allotment" in a sentence
  • "In their classic book The Allotment, David Crouch and Colin Ward point out that the very term contains a political position: "the word 'allotment' implies deference and allocation, qualities that indicate a relationship between the powerful and the powerless"."
  • "However the official conformation over the land allotment is awaited."
  • "Instead of vouchers, why not a regime in which the school in the Bronx and the one in Beverly Hills each receives an equal per student (adjusted for special needs students) allotment from the federal government?"