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TO ALLOW, practice. To approve; to grant; as to allow a writ of error, is to approve of it, to grant it. Vide Allocatur. To allow an amount is to admit or approve of it.
A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.