Allotment

Allotment

[uh-lot-muhnt]
Allotment may refer to:

  • Allotment (gardening), in the United Kingdom, a small area of land, let out at a nominal yearly rent by local government or independent allotment associations, for individuals to grow their own food.
  • Allotment (financial), a method of distributing securities to investors when an issue has been oversubscribed.
  • Sortition, also known as allotment, is a method of selection by some form of lottery such as drawing coloured pebbles from a bag.
    • In Athenian democracy, allotment was the principle form of democratic choice with most magistrates and their large juries chosen this way; the Athenians considered allotment to be more democratic than elections.
  • Dawes General Allotment Act, a United States legislation of 1887 authorizing the President to survey Native American land and divide the arable area into allotments for the individual Native American.
  • Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act, United States legislation of 1935 allowing the government to pay farmers to reduce production
  • The Allotment, a 1988 book by Colin Ward
  • A neighbourhood in a suburban area.

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