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Definitions of allowance

  1. an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances; "an allowance for profit" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. put on a fixed allowance, as of food Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the act of allowing; "He objected to the allowance of smoking in the diningroom" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a permissible difference; allowing freedom to move within limits Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period); "travel allowance"; "my weekly allowance of two eggs"; "a child's allowance should not be too generous" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a reserve fund created by a charge against profits in order to provide for changes in the value of a company's assets Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. Acknowledgment. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. Approval; approbation. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The act of allowing, granting, conceding, or admitting; authorization; permission; sanction; tolerance. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. License; indulgence. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Abatement; deduction; the taking into account of mitigating circumstances; as, to make allowance for the inexperience of youth. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A customary deduction from the gross weight of goods, different in different countries, such as tare and tret. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Admission; concession; a definite sum or quantity granted; as, an allowance of spending money. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. That which is allowed: a stated quantity: abatement. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. Act of allowing; sanction; abatement; that which is allowed. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. To put on an allowance; limit in amount. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. That which is allowed; a limited amount, as of income or food. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. Concession; a difference allowed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. The act of allowing; permission; admission; fixed quantity or sum allowed; approbation; abatement; deduction. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. To put upon allowance. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. The act of allowing; permission; a settled rate; a salary. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. A deduction, an average payment, a portion assigned or allowed: the act of allowing. thelawdictionary.org
  27. Permission; tolerance (of); limited portion, esp. yearly income; deduction, discount; make a. for, allow for. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  28. Make allowance to (person); supply (thing) in limited quantities. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  29. Sanction, licence; permission; an appointment for any use; abatement from the strict rigour; a sum granted weekly or yearly, as a stipend. Complete Dictionary

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