Definition of allotment :
1. 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.
2. The act of allotting; assignment.
3. The allowance of a specific amount of scrip or of a particular thing to a particular person.
allotment (part of speech: noun)
assignment, budget, quantum, division, dispensation, measure, allowance, part, partition, segment, stipend, percentage, commission, ration, piece, lot, split, chunk, portion, quota, share, slice, stake, proportion, allocation, parcel, apportionment
portion (part of speech: noun)
reward (part of speech: noun)
grant, award, bonus, amends, bounty, inducement, enticement, reward, consideration, gift, remuneration, honorarium, plum, lure, stimulation, carrot, wage, prize, tribute, sweepstakes, incentive, treat, payment, tip, compensation, temptation, gratuity, atonement, wages, sweetener
amount (part of speech: noun)
- The allotment of the State into subordinate governments, the administration of which is committed to persons chosen by the people, will work in time a very beneficial change in their constitution. - "Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson", Thomas Jefferson.
- The entire plan of the temple, of the ritual, and even of the allotment of the territory of Canaan was intended to enforce this idea. - "The Makers and Teachers of Judaism", Charles Foster Kent.
- In Berlin the better class of artisans and small tradespeople escape from their flats on Sundays to their allotment gardens. - "Home Life in Germany", Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick.