allow (v.) Old form(s): allowes
bestow, legally assign
MV IV.i.300[Portia as Balthasar to Shylock, of Antonio] And you must cut this flesh from off his breat, / The law allows it, and the court awards it
Tim V.i.160[First Senator to Timon] thou shalt be met with thanks, / Allowed with absolute power
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