[ US /əˈɫɑtmənt/ ]
[ UK /ɐlˈɒtmənt/ ]
NOUN
  1. the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan
    the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state
  2. a share set aside for a specific purpose
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How To Use allotment In A Sentence

  • Farm shops go from strength to strength and growing vegetables in allotments is fashionable. Times, Sunday Times
  • I am thinking about taking one row of raspberries away, maybe exchange the other one as well for a newer kind with bigger berries in, so we can have a bit more room for flowers along the allotment border.
  • Cabbages and cauliflowers have to go from Jubilee Allotment gardens, Kendal, so the Cumbria Education Department can raise a crop of healthy children.
  • A former minister in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's cabinet, another lawmaker and a top former bureaucrat are in jail facing charges of corruption in a 2008 allotment of airwave to carry telephone signals. Coal India's Overseas Plans on Hold
  • Much of the introductory chapter consists of broad generalizations about Indians, culture areas, reservations, and allotment.
  • Also the hiring out by a rural landowner of allotment gardens can cause planning problems. Rural Land-Use Planning in Developed Nations
  • Although I've grown my fair share of veg from the slightly more unusual end of the allotment crop market, such as cardoons, that doesn't mean I've grown all the conventional varieties you'll find on the plot.
  • The Fishwife herself, who gave me the young plants, says that her own crop failed – the tomatoes caught blight from the potatoes in her allotment and had to be ripped up and thrown away. Archive 2009-09-01
  • After Ojibwa families took their allotments, unallotted land on reservations was then sold to the public.
  • The duty-free allotment is per capita, not per stirpes. What stuff
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