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allotment

Subject: Law

Allocation. To allot is to allocate. Allocation of property, real and personal; a plot of land; an entitlement. Frequently abridged to lot.

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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
107 words

... . 1 A piece of land awarded by commissioners under the terms of an Act of Enclosure . 2 A plot of land for growing vegetables. A few allotments were provided for agricultural labourers in the late 18th century, but the impetus to provide such plots grew after the Napoleonic wars . An enquiry in 1833 showed that 42 per cent of parishes had some allotments. The Allotments Act ( 1887 ) enabled local authorities to purchase land for allotments. By 1900 there were nearly half a million allotments in England and Wales. The number increased during...

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
200 words

... parishes had some allotments. The Allotments Act 1887 enabled local authorities to purchase land for allotments. The voluntary provision of allotments by landowners grew at the same time, so that by 1900 there were nearly half a million allotments in England and Wales. The number increased during the First World War and reached 1.25 million in the 1920s. The ‘Dig for Victory’ campaign of the Second World War led to a further increase, but after 1945 the number of allotments began to decline. See Jeremy Burchardt , The Allotment Movement in England,...

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017

... 1. In the UK, a small plot of land rented by local people (usually from the local authority) on which they can cultivate food and flowers. 2. (range allotment) In the USA, the area of land designated for use by a prescribed number of livestock for a prescribed period of...

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Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006

...for allotments has fluctuated but has never entirely evaporated and the right to have them has been tenaciously protected. However, much of the old land for allotments was privately owned and has been sold for other purposes. The same is true of land owned by local authorities and in the past dedicated to allotments. Privately owned allotments still survive—in the grounds of the Bishop's Palace of Wells Cathedral (Somerset) are allotments enclosed in ancient walls which benefit from one of the loveliest settings in the country. Many people see the allotment as...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Archaeology
Length:
38 words

... [MC] Land allocated in parcels or blocks to the different proprietors in a parish under the Enclosure Acts of the 18th and 19th centuries ad in lieu of former scattered open‐field arable, meadow, and rights of...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
70 words

... Found throughout Europe and referred to in North America as a ‘community-garden’, it is a designated area of land, not attached to a house, providing facilities for people to grow produce, or to develop small pleasure-gardens. Allotments were recognized (1887 with subsequent legislation) in English law, which required local authorities to provide them where need demanded. Crouch & Ward ( 1997 ) ; EHThe accessed 8 June 2013; Tay (2006)...

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A Dictionary of Accounting (5 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
151 words

... A method of distributing previously unissued shares in a limited company in exchange for a contribution of capital. An application for such shares will often be made after the issue of a prospectus on the flotation of a public company or on the privatization of a state-owned industry. The company accepts the application by dispatching a letter of allotment to the applicant stating how many shares have been allotted; the applicant then has an unconditional right to be entered in the register of members in respect of those shares. If the number of...

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018

... A method of distributing previously unissued shares in a limited company in exchange for a contribution of capital. An application for such shares will often be made after the issue of a prospectus on the flotation of a public company or on the privatization of a state-owned industry. The company accepts the application by dispatching a letter of allotment to the applicant stating how many shares have been allotted; the applicant then has an unconditional right to be entered in the register of members in respect of those shares. If the number...

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
147 words

... A method of distributing previously unissued shares in a limited company in exchange for a contribution of capital. An application for such shares will often be made on the flotation of a public company or on the privatization of a state-owned industry. The company accepts the application by dispatching a letter of allotment to the applicant stating how many shares have been allotted; the applicant then has an unconditional right to be entered in the register of members in respect of those shares. If the number of shares applied for exceeds the...

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A Dictionary of Law (10 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Law
Length:
131 words

... n. A method of acquiring previously unissued shares in a limited company in exchange for a contribution of capital. An application for such shares will often be made on the flotation of a public company or on the privatization of a state-owned industry. The company accepts the application by dispatching a letter of allotment to the applicant stating how many shares he has been allotted; he then has an unconditional right to be entered in the register of members in respect of those shares. If he has been allotted fewer shares than he has...

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The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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Current Version:
2005

... . 1 The allocation of a new issue of securities by the lead manager among syndicate members. This occurs after the issue's subscription period and after its final terms have been fixed. The syndicate members then allocate the securities to their investor clients. 2 The allocation of securities in varying proportions according to the amount subscribed for in response to an over-subscription in the event of an initial public offering (USA) or offer for sale (UK) of new securities. Successful applicants receive a letter of acceptance ...

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A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
150 words

... The provision by a travel industry principal of part of its services for onward sale to the eventual customer by another intermediary. For example, a tour operator may be given an allotment of beds throughout a season at a hotel. The contractual arrangements will determine whether part or all of the allotment is returnable without penalty, rates, and other conditions. The tour operator may, in turn, give an allotment of part of one or more package holiday departures to a travel agency group, which agrees to sell them. The term is general throughout the...

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Australian Law Dictionary (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Law
Length:
28 words

...allotment Allocation. To allot is to allocate. Allocation of property, real and personal (e.g. shares); a plot of land in a subdivision; an entitlement. Frequently abridged to lot ....

provisional allotment letter

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The Handbook of International Financial Terms

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

...allotment letter (UK) . The renounceable document received by shareholders when a company makes a rights issue or scrip issue...

Nærum allotment gardens

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Annemarie Lund

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006

...allotment gardens Nærum, Denmark, are considered one of C. Th. Sørensen 's most important creations. In 1948 40 oval allotment gardens, each measuring c .25 × 15 m/80 × 50 ft, were laid out on a rolling lawn, a common green, in a fluid progression. The gardens are mostly placed so that the oval lies across the curves of the slope. This use of the rolling terrain, combined with the sweeps and curves of the hedges, accentuates the dynamic impression. The individual garden plots are enclosed compartments surrounded by hedges; their cottages may be situated...

application and allotment account

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A Dictionary of Accounting (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
170 words

...shareholders; this is known as the process of allotment . The book-keeping entries on allotment involve debiting the application and allotment account and crediting the share capital or share premium, as appropriate. If the applications exceed the number of shares available, each applicant receives a scaled-down number of shares and the excess application money is returned. The application and allotment account may also be split into two separate accounts: the application account and the allotment...

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Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary: English-Latin (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries, Classical studies
Length:
7 words
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Pocket Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary: English-French (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
8 words
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Pocket Oxford German Dictionary: English German (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
9 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
88 words

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