Part of speech: noun
Definition: The act of allotting; assignment. That which is allotted; a share, part, or portion granted or distributed; that which is assigned by lot, or by the act of God; anything set apart for a special use or to a distinct party. The allowance of a specific amount of scrip or of a particular thing to a particular person. A plot of land rented from the council for growing fruit and vegetables.
Part of speech: verb
Definition: To divide and distribute portions of a whole.