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The apportionment or designation of an item for a specific purpose or to a particular place.In the law of trusts, the allocation of cash dividends earned by a stock that makes up the principal of a trust for a beneficiary usually means that the dividends will be treated as income to be paid to the beneficiary. The allocation of stock dividends generally means that such dividends will be added to the shares of stock held as principal, thereby increasing its size.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

ALLOCATION, Eng. law. An allowance upon account in the Exchequer; or rather, placing or adding to a thing. Ency. Lond.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Welcoming the increased allocation for Railway projects, the Chief Minister said, "Increased allocation for Railway projects is a welcome step.
For the construction of Basool dam tehsil Omara District Balochistan the allocation of Rs1300 million has been proposed.
- Rs 16.999 billion for Railways Division against total allocation of Rs 28.06 billion
The government also released an amount of Rs18.51 billion for various development projects of Higher Education Commission out of total allocation of
Overall, Lamu got the least allocation of Sh2.5 billion.
Water Resource division received Rs26.832 billion out of total allocation of Rs78.09 billion under PSDP 2018-19.
Water Resource division received Rs 11.74 billion out of total allocation of Rs 77.9 billion under PSDP 2018-19.
The government has also released Rs10.7 billion for Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) (block and other projects) out of its allocation of Rs25.8 billion, Rs7.8 billion for Gilgit Baltistan (GB) (block and other projects) out of its allocation of Rs16.1 billion.
Special areas including Azad Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and Tribal areas were disbursed Rs66bn compared to their combined allocation of Rs71bn.
ISLAMABAD -- The government has released over Rs 565 billion under its Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2017-18 for various ongoing and new schemes against the total allocations of Rs1,001 billion.

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