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Definition of: ALLOWANCES

The act of allowing; "He objected to the allowance of smoking in the dining room"
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"
An amount allowed or granted (as during a given period); "travel allowance"; "my weekly allowance of two eggs"; "a child's allowance should not be too generous"
A sum granted as reimbursement for expenses
A reserve fund created by a charge against profits in order to provide for changes in the value of a company's assets
Put on a fixed allowance, as of food