What does the word allowance mean?

Usage examples for allowance

  1. Then my father's so good as to make me a decent allowance; and some day I shall have more- from him. – The Reverberator by Henry James
  2. Their heads were of necessity very close together, and as Pats with a frown turned his face to look at her, she continued: " And to- morrow being your birthday, you shall have a double allowance. – The Pines of Lory by John Ames Mitchell
  3. I had seen just such a look before he attacked me, that March night, in the adjoining chamber; and, though I could make every allowance for his anger, I confess I trembled for the consequences. – New-Arabian-Nights by Stevenson, Robert Louis