Definition for AL-LOW'

AL-LOW', v.t. [Fr. allouer, from louer; L. loco, to lay, set, place; W. llogi; Norm. alluer. See Lay. Class Lg.]

  1. To grant, give or yield; as, to allow a servant his liberty; to allow a pension.
  2. To admit; as, to allow the truth of a proposition; to allow a claim.
  3. To admit; to own or acknowledge; as, to allow the right of the President to displace officers.
  4. To approve, justify or sanction. Ye allow the deeds of your fathers. – Luke xi. Rom. vii.
  5. To afford, or grant as a compensation; as, to allow a dollar a day for wages.
  6. To abate or deduct; as, to allow a sum for tare or leakage.
  7. To permit; to grant license to; as, to allow a son to be absent.

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