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allot

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Pronunciation: /əˈlɒt
 
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Definition of allot in English:

verb (allots, allotting, allotted)

[with object]
Give or apportion (something) to someone: equal time was allotted to each [with two objects]: I was allotted a little room in the servant’s block
More example sentences
  • She made a name for herself in the mid-1990s by charging that MIT discriminated against female scientists, allotting them less lab space and giving them fewer plum assignments.
  • One portion of each side of the road is allotted for pedestrians, the other portion for cyclists.
  • The government too had to be blamed as a portion of the lake was allotted for sale.
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Origin

late 15th century: from Old French aloter, from a- (from Latin ad 'to') + loter 'divide into lots'.

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