verb (used with object), al·lot·ted, al·lot·ting.
Origin of allot
Examples from the Web for allotting
In 1497 a practice was begun of allotting lands to Spaniards, the forced labor of the natives going with the land.The Colonization of North America|Herbert Eugene Bolton
He spoke with deliberation, allotting each word its full value; and before Madame d'Ambre could leash her rage, he turned to Mary.The Guests Of Hercules|C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
The while Haviland had hardly noticed how the other had been allotting all the choicest bits to his share.Haviland's Chum|Bertram Mitford
It is a good plan to portion off the glorious vistas of Yosemite, allotting so many surprises to each day.In the Footprints of the Padres|Charles Warren Stoddard
The regulating and allotting of cabins to each particular officer was first established.How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves|W.H.G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for allotting
verb -lots, -lotting or -lotted (tr)
Word Origin for allot
Word Origin and History for allotting
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.