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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Al·lot v. t. [imp. & p. p. Allotted; p. pr. & vb. n. Allotting.]
 1. To distribute by lot.
 2. To distribute, or parcel out in parts or portions; or to distribute to each individual concerned; to assign as a share or lot; to set apart as one's share; to bestow on; to grant; to appoint; as, let every man be contented with that which Providence allots him.
    Ten years I will allot to the attainment of knowledge.   --Johnson.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: give out or allot; "We were assigned new uniforms" [syn: assign,
      2: allow to have; "grant a privilege" [syn: accord, grant]
      3: administer or bestow, as in small portions; "administer
         critical remarks to everyone present"; "dole out some
         money"; "shell out pocket money for the children"; "deal a
         blow to someone" [syn: distribute, administer, mete
         out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out,
          deal out, dish out, dole out]
      [also: allotting, allotted]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See allot