Allotted means given as a share of something. Hopefully you will be happy with your allotted share of candy on Halloween.

Something that’s allotted is distributed, or shared, like your allotted number of pizza slices. It can also mean your share of a job; on family clean-up day, your allotted task could be taking out the garbage. The Germanic word loter, “lot” or “share,” is at the root of allotted. A plus loter form the Old French aloter, “to divide into lots.” When you’re spelling allotted remember to double up the ls and the ts.

Definitions of allotted
  1. adjective

    given as a task

    allotted chores”


    appointed to a post or duty

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