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English definition of “allowance”

allowance

noun (AMOUNT GIVEN)    /əˈlaʊ.əns/
C1 [C] money that you are given regularly, especially to pay for a particular thing: The perks of the job include a company pension and a generous travel allowance. I couldn't have managed at college if I hadn't had an allowance from my parents.Grants and allowances [C] an amount of something that you are allowed: The baggage/luggage allowance for most flights is 20 kilos.General words for size and amount [C] mainly US for pocket moneyGrants and allowances
(Definition of allowance noun (AMOUNT GIVEN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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