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.
The alloments of God and nature. --L'Estrange.
A vineyard and an allotment for olives and herbs. --Broome.
3. law The allowance of a specific amount of scrip or of a particular thing to a particular person.
Cottage allotment, an allotment of a small portion of land to a country laborer for garden cultivation. [Eng.]
n 1: a share set aside for a specific purpose [syn: allocation]
2: 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" [syn: apportionment,
apportioning, allocation, parceling, parcelling, assignation]