4. Permission, tolerance, sufferance.
1628 G. Wither Britain's Remembrancer Premon. 6 Because I could not get allowance to doe it publikely.
1689 in Colonial Rec. Pennsylvania I. 261 Nor had he given Tho. Lloyd any allowance to sett his hand to any thing.
1709 J. Strype Ann. Reformation I. xiii. 184 Some murmur at the allowance of reading the Scriptures.
1753 S. Richardson Hist. Sir Charles Grandison (1781) IV. iii. 22 By the Doctor's allowance, I enclose it to you.
1872 E. A. Freeman Gen. Sketch Europ. Hist. xvii. §19. 364 There were many causes of difference between them, the chief being the allowance of slavery in the South.http://bleacherreport.com/articles/429529-is-...
Brett Favre: Is This Really The End? Sorry, Don't Buy Into the Justification By
Bleacher Report (Senior Analyst) on August 3, 2010
Fortunately, he never was a mercenary or an overbearing athlete and transcended as an adorable icon, even when he waffled his status and agitated the populace with his allowance of unfair advantages
by missing minicamps and training camps. http://www.mostholyfamilymonastery.com/on_tra...
He promoted Annibale Bugnini, the author of the New Mass, and began the liturgical reform with his allowance of reforms in the Holy Week Rites. http://quod.lib.umich.edu/j/jala/2629860.0029...
Abraham Lincoln: The Better Angel of Our Nature LUCAS E. MOREL Volume 29, Issue 1, Winter 2008
Paludan deftly juxtaposes Lincoln's endorsement of colonization—as a corollary to emancipation—with his allowance of informal black recruitment
and a developing "contraband" policy that for all practical purposes enlisted escaped slaves in the federal war effort.