• Allowancing Definition & Synonyms

  1. (imp. & p. p.) of Allowance

• Allowance Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A customary deduction from the gross weight of goods, different in different countries, such as tare and tret.
  2. (n.) To put upon a fixed allowance (esp. of provisions and drink); to supply in a fixed and limited quantity; as, the captain was obliged to allowance his crew; our provisions were allowanced.
  3. (n.) Abatement; deduction; the taking into account of mitigating circumstances; as, to make allowance for the inexperience of youth.
  4. (n.) The act of allowing, granting, conceding, or admitting; authorization; permission; sanction; tolerance.
  5. (n.) License; indulgence.
  6. (n.) Approval; approbation.
  7. (n.) Acknowledgment.
  8. (n.) That which is allowed; a share or portion allotted or granted; a sum granted as a reimbursement, a bounty, or as appropriate for any purpose; a stated quantity, as of food or drink; hence, a limited quantity of meat and drink, when provisions fall short.

Adjustment, Leeway, Margin, Tolerance,