Pronunciation: (u-lot'munt), [key]
1. the act of allotting.
2. a portion or thing allotted; a share granted.
3. (in U.S. military use) the portion of pay that an officer or enlisted person authorizes to be paid directly to another person, as a dependent, or an institution, as an insurance company.
4. Brit.a plot of land rented to a gardener.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.