Cottage allotment
Allotment Al*lot"ment, n. [Cf. OF. alotement, F. allotement.] 1. The act of allotting; assignment. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is allotted; a share, part, or portion granted or distributed; that which is assigned by lot, or by the act of God; anything set apart for a special use or to a distinct party. [1913 Webster]

The alloments of God and nature. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

A vineyard and an allotment for olives and herbs. --Broome. [1913 Webster]

3. (law) The allowance of a specific amount of scrip or of a particular thing to a particular person. [1913 Webster]

{Cottage allotment}, an allotment of a small portion of land to a country laborer for garden cultivation. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]


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