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portion

noun allotment, amount, component, excerpt, fair share, fragment, installment, measure, moiety, part, percentage, piece, portion, quantity, quota, ration, section, sector, segment, share

portion

verb allocate, allot, apportion, bequeath, break down into portions, break up into units, budget, disperse, divide into shares, dole, dole out, parcel, partition, prorate, ration, section, segment, separate, split up, split up into units, subdivide
See also: allotment, article, aspect, assignment, chapter, commission, component, detail, division, dole, element, equity, excerpt, factor, fee, heritage, ingredient, installment, interest, lot, member, moiety, ownership, parcel, part, partition, phase, proportion, prorate, quantity, quota, ration, region, segment, separate, share, subdivide, title

portion

1 a share of property, especially one coming to a child from the estate of his parents.
2 the property given by a woman to her husband at marriage; dowry.
3 to give a dowry or portion to (a person); endow.

PORTION. That part of a parent's estate, or the estate of one standing in loco parentis, which is given to a child. 1 Vern. 204. Vide 8 Com. Dig. 539; 16 Vin. Ab. 4321; 1 Supp. to Ves. Jr. 34, 58, 303, 308; 2 Id. 46, 370, 404.

References in classic literature ?
You give me the hundred thousand guilders as a marriage portion, don't you?
Don't suppose I am dependent on my father; my marriage portion is provided for in my uncle's will.
He chose a husband for her, entirely to his own satisfaction and not in the least to hers, and proceeded to settle upon her, as her marriage portion, I don't know how much Dust, but something immense.