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allowance

noun [C]
 
 
/əˈlaʊəns/
MONEY money that you are given regularly, especially to pay for a particular thing: a clothing allowanceGrants and allowances
AMOUNT an amount of something that you are allowed: The luggage allowance is 25 kilos.Allowing and permitting
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.Generous and charitableCharity organizations
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