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]allotting See allot
- present participle of allot
Allotment may refer to:
- Allotment (gardening), in the United Kingdom, a small area of land, let out at a nominal yearly rent by local government or independent allotment associations, for individuals to grow their own food
- Allotment (financial), a method of distributing securities to investors when an issue has been oversubscribed.
- Sortition, also
known as allotment, is a method of selection by some form of
lottery such as drawing coloured pebbles from a bag.
- In Athenian democracy, allotment was the principle form of democratic choice with most magistrates and their large juries chosen this way; the Athenians considered allotment to be more democratic than elections.
- Dawes General Allotment Act, a United States legislation of 1887 authorizing the President to survey Native American land and divide the arable area into allotments for the individual Native American.
- Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act, United States legislation of 1935 allowing the government to pay farmers to reduce production
- The Allotment, a 1988 book by Colin Ward
- A neighbourhood in a suburban area.