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  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. The allowance of a specific amount of scrip or of a particular thing to a particular person.
    1. A plot of land rented from the council for growing fruit and vegetables.
    Etymology: Cf. OF. alotement, French allotement.

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