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allot

verb [T] uk   /əˈlɒt/ us    /-ˈlɑːt/ (-tt-)
to give something, especially a share of something available, for a particular purpose: [+ two objects] They allotted everyone a separate desk. They allotted a separate desk to everyone. The ministry of culture will be allotted about 15% less this year. Three hours have been allotted to/for this task. The museum is planning to increase the amount of space allotted to modern art.
allotted
adjective uk   /əˈlɒt.ɪd/ us    /-ˈlɑː.t̬ɪd/
Did you finish your essay in the allotted time (= the time available)?
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