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 for allowance
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tolerance \Tol"er*ance\, n. [L. tolerantia: cf. F.
     1. The power or capacity of enduring; the act of enduring;
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              Diogenes, one frosty morning, came into the market
              place, shaking, to show his tolerance. --Bacon.
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     2. The endurance of the presence or actions of objectionable
        persons, or of the expression of offensive opinions;
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     3. (Med.) The power possessed or acquired by some persons of
        bearing doses of medicine which in ordinary cases would
        prove injurious or fatal.
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     4. (Forestry) Capability of growth in more or less shade.
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     5. the allowed amount of variation from the standard or from
        exact conformity to the specified dimensions, weight,
        hardness, voltage etc., in various mechanical or
        electrical devices or operations; -- caklled also
        allowance specif.: (Coinage) The amount which coins,
        either singly or in lots, are legally allowed to vary
        above or below the standard of weight or fineness.
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     6. (Biochemistry) the capacity to resist the deleterious
        action of a chemical agent normally harmful to the
        organism; as, the acquired tolerance of bacteria to
     7. (Immunology) the acquired inability to respond with an
        immune reaction to an antigen to which the organism
        normally responds; -- called also immunotolerance,
        immunological tolerance, or immune tolerance. Such
        tolerance may be induced by exposing an animal to the
        antigen at a very early stage of life, prior to maturation
        of the immune system, or, in adults, by exposing the
        animal to repeated low doses of a weak protein antigen
        ({low-zone tolerance), or to a large amount of an antigen
        ({high-zone tolerance).
     Tolerance of the mint. (Coinage) Same as Remedy of the
        mint. See under Remedy.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Allowance \Al*low"ance\, n. [OF. alouance.]
     1. Approval; approbation. [Obs.] --Crabbe.
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     2. The act of allowing, granting, conceding, or admitting;
        authorization; permission; sanction; tolerance.
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              Without the king's will or the state's allowance.
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     3. Acknowledgment.
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              The censure of the which one must in your allowance
              o'erweigh a whole theater of others.  --Shak.
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     4. License; indulgence. [Obs.] --Locke.
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     5. 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.
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              I can give the boy a handsome allowance.
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     6. Abatement; deduction; the taking into account of
        mitigating circumstances; as, to make allowance for the
        inexperience of youth.
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              After making the largest allowance for fraud.
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     7. (com.) A customary deduction from the gross weight of
        goods, different in different countries, such as tare and
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Allowance \Al*low"ance\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Allowancing.]
     [See Allowance, 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
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period);
           "travel allowance"; "my weekly allowance of two eggs"; "a
           child's allowance should not be too generous"
      2: a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses
      3: an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying
         circumstances; "an allowance for profit" [syn: allowance,
      4: a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move
         within limits [syn: allowance, leeway, margin,
      5: a reserve fund created by a charge against profits in order
         to provide for changes in the value of a company's assets
         [syn: valuation reserve, valuation account, allowance,
         allowance account]
      6: the act of allowing; "He objected to the allowance of smoking
         in the dining room"
      v 1: put on a fixed allowance, as of food

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  243 Moby Thesaurus words for "allowance":
     C ration, K ration, OK, abatement, acceptance, account,
     acknowledgment, adjustment, admission, agio, aid, alimony,
     allocation, allotment, allowing, annuity, apportionment,
     appreciation, appropriation, approximation, assessment, assignment,
     assistance, authorization, avowal, bank discount, big end,
     bigger half, bill, bit, bite, blackmail, blood money, board,
     bounty, breakage, budget, bulge, cash discount, cession,
     chain discount, charge-off, charter, chunk, circumscription, color,
     commission, commons, concession, confession, consent,
     consideration, contingent, countenance, credit, cut, deadwood,
     deal, declaration, decontamination, deduction, depletion allowance,
     depreciation, destiny, deviation, discount, dispensation, dividend,
     dole, drawback, edge, emergency rations, emolument, end,
     equal share, exception, excuses, exemption,
     extenuating circumstances, extenuation, extenuative, fate, favor,
     fee, fellowship, field rations, financial assistance, footing,
     gilding, gloss, grain of salt, grant, grant-in-aid,
     guaranteed annual income, half, halver, handicap, head start,
     hedge, hedging, help, helping, hush money, imprecision, inaccuracy,
     inaccurateness, incorrectness, indulgence, inexactitude,
     inexactness, initiation fee, interest, kickback, laxity, leave,
     liberty, license, limitation, looseness, lot, meals, measure, meed,
     mental reservation, mess, mileage, mitigation, modicum,
     modification, moiety, negligence, odds, okay, old-age insurance,
     overhand, palliation, palliative, part, patent, payment,
     pecuniary aid, penalty, penalty clause, pension, percentage,
     permission, permission to enter, permit, permitting, piece,
     pin money, pocket money, portion, predictable error, premium,
     price reduction, price support, price-cut, probable error,
     profession, proportion, public assistance, public welfare,
     qualification, quantum, quota, rake-off, ration, rations, rebate,
     rebatement, reckoning, recognition, recompense, reduction, refund,
     reimbursement, release, relief, remittance, remuneration,
     reservation, restriction, retainer, retaining fee,
     retirement benefits, rollback, salvage, salvo, sanction,
     sanctioning, scholarship, scot, segment, setoff, share,
     short commons, slice, small share, softening, special case,
     special permission, special treatment, specialness, specification,
     stake, standard deviation, start, stipend, stock, subsidization,
     subsidy, subvention, sufferance, suffering, support, tare,
     tax benefit, ticket, ticket of admission, time discount, tolerance,
     tolerating, toleration, trade discount, tret, tribute, tucker,
     uncorrectness, underselling, unfactualness, unpreciseness,
     unrigorousness, vantage, varnish, vouchsafement, waiver, welfare,
     welfare aid, welfare payments, whitewash, whitewashing,

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