allowance (n.)
acknowledgement, admission, confirmation
Cor III.ii.57[Volumnia to Coriolanus, of his words to the people] syllables / Of no allowance to your bosom's truth
Ham III.ii.27[Hamlet to Players] in your allowance [i.e. you must admit]
TC I.iii.377[Ulysses to Nestor, of Ajax] Give him allowance as the worthier man
TNK V.iv.54[Pirithous to Palamon, of a superstition about all-black horses] which superstition / Here finds allowance
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