Allowance

Definition of Allowance

Al`low´ance
n.1.Approval; approbation.
2.The act of allowing, granting, conceding, or admitting; authorization; permission; sanction; tolerance.
Without the king's will or the state's allowance.
- Shak.
3.Acknowledgment.
The censure of the which one must in your allowance o'erweigh a whole theater of others.
- Shak.
4.License; indulgence.
5.That which is allowed; a share or portion allotted or granted; a sum granted as a reimbursement, a bounty, or as appropriate for any purpose; a stated quantity, as of food or drink; hence, a limited quantity of meat and drink, when provisions fall short.
I can give the boy a handsome allowance.
- Thackeray.
6.Abatement; deduction; the taking into account of mitigating circumstances; as, to make allowance for the inexperience of youth.
After making the largest allowance for fraud.
- Macaulay.
7.(com.) A customary deduction from the gross weight of goods, different in different countries, such as tare and tret.
v. t.1.To put upon a fixed allowance (esp. of provisions and drink); to supply in a fixed and limited quantity; as, the captain was obliged to allowance his crew; our provisions were allowanced.
[imp. & p. p. Allowancing ( ).]

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