Al`lo*ca"tion (#), n. [LL. allocatio: cf. F. allocation.]
The act of putting one thing to another; a placing; disposition; arrangement.
An allotment or apportionment; as, an allocation of shares in a company.
The allocation of the particular portions of Palestine to its successive inhabitants.
A. R. Stanley.
The admission of an item in an account, or an allowance made upon an account; -- a term used in the English exchequer.
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