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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 al·lot·ment /əˈlɑtmənt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Al·lot·ment n.
 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.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]