allowance
noun.
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
noun.
a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses
noun.
an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances
an allowance for profit
Synonym: adjustment
noun.
a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits
noun.
a reserve fund created by a charge against profits in order to provide for changes in the value of a company's assets
noun.
the act of allowing
He objected to the allowance of smoking in the dining room
verb.
put on a fixed allowance, as of food