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noun 
  1. The act of allowing, granting, conceding, or admitting; authorization; permission; sanction; tolerance.
Without the king's will or the state's allowance. --Shak.
  1. Acknowledgment.
The censure of the which one must in your allowance overweigh a whole theater of others. --Shak.
  1. That which is allowed; a share or portion allotted or granted; a sum granted as a reimbursement, a bounty, or as appropriate for any purpose; a stated quantity, as of food or drink; hence, a limited quantity of meat and drink, when provisions fall short.
I can give the boy a handsome allowance. --Thackeray.
  1. Abatement; deduction; the taking into account of mitigating circumstances; as, to make allowance for the inexperience of youth.
After making the largest allowance for fraud. --Macaulay.
  1. (commercial) A customary deduction from the gross weight of goods, different in different countries, such as tare and tret.
Translations: 
  • German: Erlaubnis
  • Dutch: toestemming
  • French: pension alimentaire
    (trans-mid)
Etymology: alouance


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