English definition of “allowance”
/əˈlaʊəns/ noun [C]
MONEY › money that you are given regularly, especially to pay for a particular thing: a clothing allowance
AMOUNT › an amount of something that you are allowed: The luggage allowance is 25 kilos.
make allowances for sb/sth › to remember that someone has a disadvantage which is not their fault when you are judging their behaviour or work: They made allowances for the fact that he was ill.