Definition of “allowance” - Learner’s Dictionary

allowance

noun [ C ] uk us /əˈlaʊəns/
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 that is not their fault when you are judging their behaviour or work:

They made allowances for the fact that he was sick.

(Definition of “allowance” from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)