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1. The act of allowing or admitting.
2. Permission license approbation sanction usually slight approbation.
3. Admission assent to a fact or state of things a granting.
4. Freedom from restraint indulgence.
5. That which is allowed a portion appointed a stated quantity, as of food or drink hence, in seamen's language, a limited quantity of meat and drink, when provisions fall short.
6. Abatement deduction as, to make an allowance for the inexperience of youth.
7. Established character reputation as, a pilot of approved allowance. Obs.

ALLOW'ANCE, To put upon allowance to restrain or limit to a certain quantity of provisions or drink.

Distress compelled the captain of the ship to allowance his crew.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Allowance'. King James Dictionary.

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