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1. A sum set aside for an occurrence that may or may not come to pass. For example, funds earmarked for expenses associated with potential bad weather.
2. Funds allocated periodically for a stated purpose, such as a per diem.
3. A discount, especially one offered as a result of specific circumstances.

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You may want to give your employees an allowance so that they can have some petty cash to spend on trips.

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I did not want to sneak out because if I got caught my parents would take away my allowance for the whole month.

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The allowance had been set in stone, in case of any unforeseen circumstances that could potentially affect our new business project.

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