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1The action of permitting or allowing something. Now rare.
2An allowance of money, food, etc., made to an individual or group; an allocation; a ration. Compare "allowance". Now rare.
Late 16th century (in an earlier sense). From allow + -ment. Compare Anglo-Norman alowement permission.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.