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A person to whom something is allotted, especially land or shares.
- ‘If you are one of those unlucky allottees who gets a site next to the scenic Jakkur lake behind the Jakkur aerodrome, prepare to pay through your nose.’
- ‘This meant that allottees, eager to build their dream homes, couldn't do so.’
- ‘As one solution, the tribal councilman suggested the tribes buy Salish and Kootenai lands owned by heirs of the original allottee and place them in trust status.’
- ‘The halving of annuities under the 1933 land act meant that the state had to pay 50 percent of the price of the holding when it was sold to the allottee.’
- ‘It is not rare for an allottee who has paid land tax to the BDA towards his site for years, to be faced with the horror of an unauthorised construction or face threats from hoodlums when he sets out to build a house.’
- ‘Besides, to acquire a holding, ‘the standard of farm competence required was very modest’ (so modest in fact as to necessitate in his opinion that each allottee be placed under an instructor).’
- ‘She thus concluded that there was ‘no valid reason in these days why an allottee…should be subsidised by the tax payer,’ which was simply a ‘dead weight burden on the Exchequer.’’
- ‘The Bangalore Development Authority is all set to announce the provisional list of allottees of residential sites at Arkavathy Layout on Saturday.’
- ‘They alleged that the allottees were changing land use without sanctions.’
- ‘The allottees will be asked to complete the required formalities before the possession letter is issued.’
- ‘The learned judge goes on to say that the circumstances might have amounted to fraud if there had been an intention on the part of the original shareholders ‘to allot further shares at a later period to future allottees.’’
- ‘The lock-in period will help the genuine and needy allottees to have a site and build house.’
- ‘Citizenship was granted to all allottees and to others who adopted the ‘habits of civilized life.’’
- ‘Now, allottees, in desperate need of cash, could sell their land.’
- ‘Water supply lines were passing from underneath the area and had the allottees carried out construction on the plots, the maintenance of the supply lines would have become a problem.’
- ‘Part of his concern was the smallness of the farms created by land division, and the ‘arbitrary’ selection of allottees, which allowed those without farming competence to acquire land.’
- ‘Realising that the High Court decision could take considerably longer, the BDA has now decided to return the money to all allottees.’
- ‘It was not competent for the allottees or anyone to make a grant so as to extend the right of pasturage to stock other than sheep, and so a legal origin could not be presumed to support the continuation of that practice.’
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