What does allotment mean?
The definition of allotment
Al*lot”ment, n.
Etym: [Cf. OF. alotement, F. allotement.]

1 The act of allotting; assignment.
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 apart for a special use or to a distinct party. The alloments of God and nature. L’Estrange. A vineyard and an allotment for olives and herbs. Broome.
3 (law)
The allowance of a specific amount of scrip or of a particular thing to a particular person. Cottage allotment, an allotment of a small portion of land to a country laborer for garden cultivation. [Eng.]