Definition of allowment in English:

allowment

noun

rare
  • 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.

Origin

Late 16th century (in an earlier sense). From allow + -ment. Compare Anglo-Norman alowement permission.

Pronunciation

allowment

/əˈlaʊm(ə)nt/