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Brit Education a salary supplement given to a teacher who is appointed to undertake extra duties and responsibilities
a discount from the agreed price, applicable when goods received are of poor quality. Stipulations for such an allowance are common in international trade.
An intentional difference in sizes of two mating parts, allowing clearance usually for a film of oil, for running or sliding fits.
1. See cash allowance.
2. See contingency allowance.