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From Latin allocātur (it is allocated), from allocāre (to allocate).


allocatur (plural allocaturs)

  1. (law) The allowance of a proceeding, writ, order, etc., by a court, judge, or judicial officer.
    • 1860, George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss, Edinburgh: William Blackwood, Volume 2, Chapter 7, p. 97,[1]
      The taxing-masters had done their work like any respectable gunsmith conscientiously preparing the musket, that, duly pointed by a brave arm, will spoil a life or two. Allocaturs, filing of bills in Chancery, decrees of sale, are legal chain-shot or bomb-shells that can never hit a solitary mark, but must fall with widespread shattering.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “allocatur” in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)




  1. third-person singular present passive indicative of allocō