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Chiefly in Ireland: the action or an instance of apportioning a property tax between those taxed; the assessment of the rate of such a tax.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in William Bedell (c1572–1642), Church of Ireland bishop of Kilmore. From applot + -ment.
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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.