Definition of allowance:
- A customary deduction from the gross weight of goods, different in different countries, such as tare and tret.
- Abatement; deduction; the taking into account of mitigating circumstances; as, to make allowance for the inexperience of youth.
- Approval; approbation.
- License; indulgence.
- That which is allowed; a share or portion allotted or granted; a sum granted as a reimbursement, a bounty, or as appropriate for any purpose; a stated quantity, as of food or drink; hence, a limited quantity of meat and drink, when provisions fall short.
- The act of allowing, granting, conceding, or admitting; authorization; permission; sanction; tolerance.
- To put upon a fixed allowance ( esp. of provisions and drink); to supply in a fixed and limited quantity; as, the captain was obliged to allowance his crew; our provisions were allowanced.
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- compromise (part of speech: noun)
- portion (part of speech: noun)
- consent (part of speech: noun)
- discount (part of speech: verb)
- qualification (part of speech: noun)
- allotment (part of speech: noun)
- amount (part of speech: noun)
- reward (part of speech: noun)
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