allotment


allotment
A share or portion; that which is allotted; apportionment; division; the distribution of shares in a public undertaking or corporation. Partition; the distribution of land under an inclosure act. The term ordinarily and commonly used to describe land held by Indians after allotment, and before the issuance of the patent in fee that deprives the land of its character as Indian country.
A term of art in Indian law, describing either a parcel of land owned by the United States in trust for an Indian, i.e., a "trust allotment," or owned by an Indian subject to a restriction on alienation in favor of the United States or its officials, i.e., a "restricted fee allotment." Bear v. U.S., D.C.Neb., 611 F.Supp. 589, 599.
In Indian law, means a selection of specific land awarded to an individual allottee from a common holding. Affiliated Ute Citizens of Utah v. U.S., U.S.Utah, 406 U.S. 128, 92 S.Ct. 1456, 1466, 31 L.Ed.2d 741.
@ allotment certificate
A document issued to an applicant for shares in a company or public loan announcing the number of shares allotted or assigned and the amounts and due dates of the calls or different payments to be made on the same
@ allotment note
In English law, a writing by a seaman, made on an approved form, whereby he makes an assignment of part of his wages in favor of his wife, father or mother, grandfather or grandmother, brother or sister. Governed by Merchant Shipping Act, 1970, No. 13(1)
@ allotment system
Designates the practice in England of dividing land in small portions for cultivation by agricultural laborers, gardeners and others.
See also allotment
@ allotment warden
By the English general inclosure act, 1845, No. 108, when an allotment for the laboring poor of a district had been made on an inclosure under the act, the land so allotted was to be under the management of the incumbent and church warden of the parish, and two other persons elected by the parish, and they were to be styled "the allotment wardens" of the parish
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  • allotment — I noun adsignatio, allocation, annuity, appointment, apportionment, appropriation, arrangement, assignment, assignment by share, designation, dispensation, disposal, disposition, distribution, distribution by lot, dole, ordering, partition,… …   Law dictionary

  • Allotment — Al*lot ment, n. [Cf. OF. alotement, F. allotement.] 1. The act of allotting; assignment. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is allotted; a share, part, or portion granted or distributed; that which is assigned by lot, or by the act of God; anything set …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Allotment — 1) выделение 2) распределение 3) разверстка 4) часть, доля Словарь бизнес терминов. Академик.ру. 2001 …   Словарь бизнес-терминов

  • allotment — (n.) 1570s, action of allotting, from M.Fr. allotement, from O.Fr. aloter (see ALLOT (Cf. allot)). Or else a native formation from allot + ment. Meaning portion assigned to someone or some purpose is from 1670s …   Etymology dictionary

  • allotment — [n] portion assigned or given allocation, allowance, apportionment, appropriation, bite, chunk, cut, cut of pie*, end, grant, lot, measure, part, piece, piece of the action*, quota,rake off*, ration, share, slice, split, stint*; concept 835 …   New thesaurus

  • allotment — ► NOUN 1) Brit. a plot of land rented by an individual from a local authority, for growing vegetables or flowers. 2) the action of allotting. 3) an amount of something allotted …   English terms dictionary

  • allotment — [ə lät′mənt] n. 1. an allotting or being allotted 2. a thing allotted; portion; share 3. Brit. a small plot of public land rented to an individual for growing vegetables or flowers 4. Mil. a portion of one s pay regularly deducted, as for one s… …   English World dictionary

  • allotment — A share or portion; that which is allotted; apportionment; division; the distribution of shares in a public undertaking or corporation. Partition; the distribution of land under an inclosure act. The term ordinarily and commonly used to describe… …   Black's law dictionary

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