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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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The project evaluated some 300 asset allocators, and performed a detailed analysis on 121 funds that met a series of high-level selection criteria.
Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Absolute Capital Asset Allocator Fund and Absolute Capital Defender Fund.
"The new Appear TV Resource Allocator automates the multiscreen profile management process using preset profile templates, enabling the operator to concentrate on running a high-quality service," concluded Holst.
In one group, the participants were assigned the role of allocators, whereas in the other group, participants were assigned the role of recipients.
As for shoes, I'm generally a boots girl but it's nice to try something strappy and sparkly - it is for a party after all!" Control allocator Sarah Vaughan, 39, from Porth * She wears: Ted Baker dress, pounds 79, and shoes, pounds 90 She says: "I've seen this dress before and liked it so when I heard we'd won the competition I knew exactly what I wanted.
In fact, Medicare may legally recover from anyone who "touched" the file, including the insurers, allocators, attorneys and anyone else.
The distinction between these registers provides the register allocator with more choices when minimizing the call overhead [Chow and Hennessy 1990].
In spite of the automatic system operation, the allocator manually confirms resource assignments and may overrule any system decisions.
According to conventional economic reasoning, it is optimal for the allocator to offer as little as possible, say one penny (or fifty cents, if a penny is regarded as practically worthless), and for the receiver to accept any positive offer.
Instead, the administration's bill proposes a "fair-share" allocation approach, in which a neutral allocator would be responsible for allocating to each identified potentially responsible party (PRP) its share of liability for cleanup consistent with the amount of waste that PRP contributed to a site.
The decision maker in such problems may either be a third party who determines the allocations for others (third-party allocator) or may be one of the recipient targets (recipient-allocator).