Allowance
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Approval; approbation.

2. (n.) The act of allowing, granting, conceding, or admitting; authorization; permission; sanction; tolerance.

3. (n.) Acknowledgment.

4. (n.) License; indulgence.

5. (n.) That which is allowed; a share or portion allotted or granted; a sum granted as a reimbursement, a bounty, or as appropriate for any purpose; a stated quantity, as of food or drink; hence, a limited quantity of meat and drink, when provisions fall short.

6. (n.) Abatement; deduction; the taking into account of mitigating circumstances; as, to make allowance for the inexperience of youth.

7. (n.) A customary deduction from the gross weight of goods, different in different countries, such as tare and tret.

8. (n.) To put upon a fixed allowance (esp. of provisions and drink); to supply in a fixed and limited quantity; as, the captain was obliged to allowance his crew; our provisions were allowanced.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ALLOW; ALLOWANCE

a-lou', a-lou'-ans: The verb "to allow" is used in the King James Version to translate four different Greek words:

(1) suneudokeo, "to approve together" (with others) (the Revised Version (British and American) "consent unto"), Luke 11:48.

(2) prosdechomai, "to receive to oneself," "admit" (the Revised Version (British and American) "look for," margin "accept"); Acts 24:15.

(3) ginosko, "to know," "recognize": "That which I do, I allow not" (the Revised Version (British and American) "I know not"), i.e. "I do not understand what I am doing, my conduct is inexplicable to me" (Grimm-Thayer); Romans 7:15.

(4) dokimazo, "to prove," "approve." "Happy is he that condemneth not himself in the thing which he alloweth" (the Revised Version (British and American) "approveth," i.e. in practice), i.e. who is not troubled with scruples; Romans 14:22. Thus the Revised Version (British and American) has removed the verb "allow" in each case in which it occurs in the King James Version, it being somewhat ambiguous in meaning (its original sense, as derived from Latin allocare, "to place," "assign," "grant," being influenced by another word, Latin allaudare, "to praise"). The noun "allowance" occurs in the sense of quantity of food allowed, in 2 Kings 25:30 (King James Version, the Revised Version (British and American)) and the parallel passage Jeremiah 52:34 (RV; "diet" in the King James Version).

D. Miall Edwards

Greek
4620. sitometrion -- a measured portion of food
... ration, portion of meat. From sitos and metron; a grain-measure, ie (by implication)
ration (allowance of food) -- portion of meat. see GREEK sitos. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
737. aruchah -- a meal, allowance
... 736, 737. aruchah. 738 . a meal, allowance. Transliteration: aruchah Phonetic
Spelling: (ar-oo-khaw') Short Definition: allowance. Word Origin pass. part. ...
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548. amanah -- faith, support
... certain portion, sure. Feminine of 'amen; something fixed, ie A covenant. An allowance
-- certain portion, sure. see HEBREW 'amen. 547, 548. amanah. 549 . ...
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Library

Allowance of Sacrifice for a Time.
... Book I. Chapter XXXVI."Allowance of Sacrifice for a Time. "When meantime
Moses, that faithful and wise steward, perceived that ...
/.../unknown/recognitions of clement /chapter xxxvi allowance of sacrifice for.htm

How There is a Twofold Reason for the Permission and Allowance of ...
... Chapter IV. How there is a twofold reason for the permission and allowance of God.
But for God's permission and allowance there is a twofold reason. ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter iv how there is.htm

Of the Third Seal.
... mention of grain, a measure [10] of wheat for a penny, to which likewise they think
the balance in the hands of the rider refers; as if the allowance of corn ...
//christianbookshelf.org/mede/a key to the apocalypse/of the third seal.htm

Another Mode of Interpreting the Symbol of Wheat and Barley.
... "A measure of wheat for a penny:" ie Sell the daily allowance of wheat according
to the daily price of labour, or the wages or rent, that they might not ...
/.../mede/a key to the apocalypse/another mode of interpreting the.htm

The Answer How we Should not Exceed the Proper Measure of Food.
... Moses: Both duties must be observed in the same way and with equal care: for we
ought most scrupulously to preserve the proper allowance of food for the sake ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter xxvi the answer how.htm

"For as Many as are Led by the Spirit of God, they are the Sons of ...
... Indeed, it is true that often we are brought to fear again, yet withal it is certain
that our allowance is larger, and that we have received the Spirit, not to ...
/.../binning/the works of the rev hugh binning/sermon xxxvii for as many.htm

Book 8 Footnotes
... Nor did the governor's usual allowance of forty shekels of silver a-day,
ver.15, amount to 45 a day, nor to 1800 a-year. Nor does ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/book 8 footnotes.htm

The First Disciples: ii. Simon Peter
... It is very plain that, making all allowance for changed manners, for social
difficulties, for timidity, for the embarrassment that besets people when they talk ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture i/the first disciples ii simon.htm

Concerning Lowliness of Mind.
... his wiliness, so your thoughts should be corrupted from the singleness that is towards
Christ." [406] See, he both set down singleness, and granted no allowance ...
/.../chrysostom/on the priesthood/concerning lowliness of mind.htm

Ephesians i. 14-Nov
... thy excuse? What sort of allowance shall be made for thee? None from that
moment. For this is a mark of unspeakable enmity. When ...
/.../homily ii ephesians i 14-nov.htm

Thesaurus
Allowance (11 Occurrences)
... 6. (n.) Abatement; deduction; the taking into account of mitigating circumstances;
as, to make allowance for the inexperience of youth. ... ALLOW; ALLOWANCE. ...
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Rate (23 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt & i.) To chide with vehemence; to scold; to censure
violently. 2. (n.) Established portion or measure; fixed allowance. ...
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Pittance (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) A small allowance or wage; an allowance of food
bestowed in charity; a mess of victuals; hence, a small charity gift; a dole. ...
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Allow (86 Occurrences)
... absent. 8. (vi) To admit; to concede; to make allowance or abatement.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ALLOW; ALLOWANCE. a ...
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Continual (55 Occurrences)
... 2 Kings 25:30 and for his allowance, there was a continual allowance given him
of the king, every day a portion, all the days of his life. ...
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Toleration (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) The allowance of divergent opinions or
religions; forbearance. 2. (n.) Specifically, the allowance...
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Ration (2 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) A fixed daily allowance of provisions assigned
to a soldier in the army, or a sailor in the navy, for his subsistence. ...
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Diet (2 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) A course of food selected with reference to a particular state of
health; prescribed allowance of food; regimen prescribed. ...
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Size (39 Occurrences)
... 3. (vi) Any viscous substance, as gilder's varnish. 4. (vt) To cover with size;
to prepare with size. 5. (n.) A settled quantity or allowance. See Assize. ...
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Daily (111 Occurrences)
... 2 Kings 25:30 And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king,
a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life. (KJV WBS). ...
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Concordance
Allowance (11 Occurrences)

Luke 12:42
And the Lord said, 'Who, then, is the faithful and prudent steward whom the lord shall set over his household, to give in season the wheat measure?
(See NIV)

2 Corinthians 11:16
To return to what I was saying. Let no one suppose that I am foolish. Or if you must, at any rate make allowance for me as being foolish, in order that I, as well as they, may boast a little.
(WEY)

Genesis 47:22
Only he didn't buy the land of the priests, for the priests had a portion from Pharaoh, and ate their portion which Pharaoh gave them. That is why they didn't sell their land.
(See RSV)

1 Kings 11:18
They arose out of Midian, and came to Paran; and they took men with them out of Paran, and they came to Egypt, to Pharaoh king of Egypt, who gave him a house, and appointed him food, and gave him land.
(See RSV)

2 Kings 25:30
and for his allowance, there was a continual allowance given him of the king, every day a portion, all the days of his life.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Nehemiah 5:14
Moreover from the time that I was appointed to be their governor in the land of Judah, from the twentieth year even to the two and thirtieth year of Artaxerxes the king, that is, twelve years, I and my brothers have not eaten the bread of the governor.
(See NAS RSV)

Nehemiah 5:18
Now that which was prepared for one day was one ox and six choice sheep, also fowls were prepared for me; and once in ten days store of all sorts of wine; yet for all this I demanded not the bread of the governor, because the service was heavy upon this people.
(See NAS RSV)

Proverbs 15:17
Better 'is' an allowance of green herbs and love there, Than a fatted ox, and hatred with it.
(YLT)

Jeremiah 40:5
Now while he was not yet gone back, Go back then,'said he, to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, whom the king of Babylon hath made governor over the cities of Judah, and dwell with him among the people; or go wheresoever it seemeth right unto thee to go. So the captain of the guard gave him victuals and a present, and let him go.
(See JPS RSV)

Jeremiah 52:34
and for his allowance, there was a continual allowance given him by the king of Babylon, every day a portion until the day of his death, all the days of his life.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 16:27
Behold therefore, I have stretched out my hand over thee, and have diminished thine ordinary food, and delivered thee unto the will of them that hate thee, the daughters of the Philistines, that are ashamed of thy lewd way.
(See JPS)

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