verb (used with object), al·lot·ted, al·lot·ting.
Origin of allot
Examples from the Web for allot
I can trust Time to allot me, like every other man, my proper place, or to cast me down if I have been unduly exalted heretofore.
And are you content that I should allot you a position in the wall?
Special (p. 290) effort was made to allot men to forests more nearly resembling those they were used to at home.
What is the special significance of apportion by which it is distinguished from allot, assign, distribute, or divide?English Synonyms and Antonyms|James Champlin Fernald
How do you know, sir, which partner fate and Mr. Bevan may allot you?Cardigan|Robert W. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for allot
verb -lots, -lotting or -lotted (tr)
Word Origin for allot
Word Origin and History for allot
late 15c., from Old French aloter (Modern French allotir) "to divide by lots, to divide into lots," from à "to" (see ad-) + loter "lot," a word of Germanic origin (cf. Gothic hlauts, Old High German hloz, Old English hlot; see lot). Related: Allotted; allotting.