The approving of an action, especially when done by one in authority
That which is allotted
An accommodation made in the light of special or extenuating circumstances
A periodic gratuity
make allowances (for)
We agreed on an allowance figure and she began working in earnest.
In June 1720 he went up to Christ Church, Oxford, with an annual allowance of £40 as a Charterhouse scholar.
Windows have a chilling effect on a room, and in calculations extra allowance should be made for window areas.
Berg took the opportunity to ask, with great politeness, whether, as was rumored, the allowance of forage money to captains of companies would be doubled.
But when due allowance is made for 4 See Ewald on Jer.