Legal Definition and Related Resources of Allot

Meaning of Allot

apportion , set aside for a specific person ; to allot is to indicate that a portion of property held by more than one person is in future to belong exclusively to a specific person. Allotting a share , means to distribute or appropriate a share of a corporation to a specific recipient who then becomes a shareholder of that corporation.

Synonyms of Allot


  • addicere
  • administer
  • adsignare
  • allocate
  • appoint
  • apportion
  • assign
  • deal
  • delimit
  • demarcate
  • designate
  • dispense
  • disperse
  • dispose
  • distribuere
  • distribute
  • divide
  • dole
  • earmark
  • indicate
  • measure
  • mete
  • mete out
  • parcel out
  • partition
  • portion out
  • prorate
  • ration
  • share
  • specify

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Assign, Distribute.

What does Allot mean in American Law?

The definition of Allot in the law of the United States, as defined by the lexicographer Arthur Leff in his legal dictionary is:

Essentially the same as allocate. That which is allotted to one is an “allotment,” i.e., an allocation.







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