One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An instruction given by a person in authority that a writ or process is to be allowed; (in later use) specifically a certificate allowing costs at the conclusion of an action.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in Fabian Philipps (1601–1690), author. From post-classical Latin allocatur ‘it is allowed’, 3rd person singular present passive indicative of allocare.
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