the act of allowing
"He objected to the allowance of smoking in the dining room"
a reserve fund created by a charge against profits in order to provide for changes in the value of a company's assets
- valuation reserve - valuation account - allowance account
a permissible difference
allowing some freedom to move within limits
an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances
"an allowance for profit"
a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses
an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period)
"my weekly allowance of two eggs"
"a child's allowance should not be too generous"
put on a fixed allowance, as of food