One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the allotment of shares by a company’
allocation, assignment, issuing, issuance, awarding, grant, granting, administration, earmarking, designation, setting aside, budgeting
sharing out, apportionment, distribution, handing out, dealing out, doling out, giving out, parcelling out, rationing out, dividing out, dividing up, dispensation, measuring out, meting out
informal divvying up, dishing out
2‘each member received an allotment of new shares’
quota, share, ration, grant, limit, portion, allocation, allowance, helping, batch, slice, stint, lot, measure, proportion, percentage
informal cut, whack
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