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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.


a person who allots
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The letter seems to imply that the sheriff and the cotton-acreage allotter were more important for the day-to-day life of black Mississippians than their congressmen and senators in Washington.
Such ill treatment makes sulphurous Mars vengeful, and, again like Alberich, he is liable to take revenge through his sons: 'Would one be surprised, then, if in righteous indignation Mars bade his sons kill that allotter, or keep up continual strife with him?
While creating further problems in the matter, E-12 allotter have now been allotted plots at E-12 Sector area, whereas the possession has not been taken by CDA uptill now.