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A portion, share, or division. The proportionate distribution of shares of stock in a corporation. The partition and distribution of land.


noun adsignatio, allocation, annuity, appointment, apportionment, appropriation, arrangement, assignment, assignment by share, designation, disposal, disposition, distribution, distribution by lot, dole, ordering, partition, portion, proportion, ration
Associated concepts: allotment certificate, allotment note, allotment system
See also: alimony, annuity, appointment, apportionment, arrangement, budget, circulation, classification, commission, consignment, disbursement, dispensation, distribution, dividend, division, dower, endowment, equity, fee, grant, installment, interest, loan, moiety, order, payment, pension, proportion, quantity, quota, ration, remittance, share, subsidy

ALLOTMENT. Distribution by lot; partition. Merl. Rep. h.t.

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By 1922 allotments had to be available for all and were seen as a way of assisting servicemen returning from WW1.
Some of the city's allotments hold as many as 90 plots, and each allotment committee will have their own individual waiting list.
The minister was took the notice of complaints regarding irregularities in allotments by the effectees and had banned on the transfer of allotments of plots.
Stockton and Billingham have seen 12 burglaries at allotments since January this year.
Am I wrong in thinking that this is an area where providing allotments should be a priority?
The First World War was to prove a catalyst for allotments provision.
According to the National Allotments Garden Trust and the National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners, there are lots.
Through new community rights, local residents have increased opportunities to protect existing allotments from development and increase provision of green spaces.
POLICE are plotting the downfall of thieves who target allotment sites.
They are highlighting the need to strengthen the protection for our remaining allotment sites and emphasising the benefits allotments bring to both people and to the environment.
John Whitehouse, chairman of the School Lane Allotments Association in Shard End, said: "The rent increases are a concern but the contract being offered is the major problem for us.
The history of allotments and gardens is a subject of increasing interest to historians but has not hitherto attracted much attention in Ireland.