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tr.v. al·lot·ted, al·lot·ting, al·lots
1. To parcel out; distribute or apportion: allotting land to homesteaders; allot blame.
2. To assign as a portion; allocate: allotted 20 minutes to each speaker.

[Middle English alotten, from Old French aloter : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + lot, portion (of Germanic origin).]

al·lot′ter n.
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Adj.1.allotted - given as a taskallotted - given as a task; "her allotted chores"
assigned - appointed to a post or duty; "assigned personnel"; "assigned duties"
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verb assigned, given, allocated, designated, set aside, earmarked, apportioned Meetings tend to expand to fill their allotted time.
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A two-fold office the gods allotted you, O Shaker of the Earth, to be a tamer of horses and a saviour of ships!
There is also one sort of knowledge proper for a master, another for a slave; the slave's is of the nature of that which was taught by a slave at Syracuse; for he for a stipulated sum instructed the boys in all the business of a household slave, of which there are various sorts to be learnt, as the art of cookery, and other such-like services, of which some are allotted to some, and others to others; some employments being more honourable, others more necessary; according to the proverb, "One slave excels another, one master excels another:" in such-like things the knowledge of a slave consists.
It is a fundamental principle of the proposed Constitution, that as the aggregate number of representatives allotted to the several States is to be determined by a federal rule, founded on the aggregate number of inhabitants, so the right of choosing this allotted number in each State is to be exercised by such part of the inhabitants as the State itself may designate.
Thus will I work out my allotted span, content with the appointments of Fate, my spirit free from care."* For him enjoyment and scarcely happiness is the thing.
He had, withal, the invalid's apathy and did not greatly concern himself about the uncommon fate that had been allotted to him.
Each of these houses has fifteen miles square of land allotted to it, subdivided into small lots, proportioned to the number of Indian converts attached to the mission.
A horse was allotted to each of the six prime hunters, and others were distributed among the voyageurs, a horse for every two, so that they could ride and walk alternately.
"How could ye be just unto me!"--must thou say--"I choose your injustice as my allotted portion."
PLOTS were allotted by ballot by Lahore Development Authority (LDA) in their scheme LDA Avenue-1 in July 2003.
Oman's Ministry of Housing had allotted a total of 10,925 plots for residential properties across the country till the end of May, compared to 17,447 plots for the same period last year, thus registering a 37.4 per cent drop, according to statistics released by the NCSI.
The Ministry of Housing allotted a total of 10,925 residential plots across the sultanate till the end of May 2019.