The recurrence of the same letter in accented parts of words is also called alliteration. Anglo-Saxon
poetry is characterized by alliterative meter of this sort. Later poets also employed it.
In a somer seson whan soft was the sonne,
I shope me in shroudes as I a shepe were.
(Al*lit"er*a*tive) a. Pertaining to, or characterized by, alliteration; as, alliterative poetry.
Al*lit"er*a*tive*ly, adv. Al*lit"er*a*tive*ness, n.
(Al*lit"er*a`tor) n. One who alliterates.
(||Al"li*um) n. [L., garlic.] (bot.) A genus of plants, including the onion, garlic, leek, chive, etc.
(All"mouth`) n. (Zoöl.) The angler.
(All"ness) n. Totality; completeness. [R.]
The allness of God, including his absolute spirituality, supremacy, and eternity.
(All"night`) n. Light, fuel, or food for the whole night. [Obs.] Bacon.
(Al"lo*cate) v. t. [LL. allocatus, p. p. of allocare, fr. L. ad + locare to place. See Allow.]
1. To distribute or assign; to allot. Burke.
2. To localize. [R.]
(Al`lo*ca"tion) n. [LL. allocatio: cf. F. allocation.]
1. The act of putting one thing to another; a placing; disposition; arrangement. Hallam.
2. An allotment or apportionment; as, an allocation of shares in a company.
The allocation of the particular portions of Palestine to its successive inhabitants.
A. R. Stanley.
3. The admission of an item in an account, or an allowance made upon an account; a term used in
the English exchequer.
(||Al`lo*ca"tur) n. [LL., it is allowed, fr. allocare to allow.] (Law) "Allowed." The word allocatur
expresses the allowance of a proceeding, writ, order, etc., by a court, judge, or judicial officer.
(Al`lo*chro"ic) a. Changeable in color.
(Al*loch"ro*ite) n. (Min.) See Garnet.
(Al*loch"ro*ous) a. [Gr. changed in color, fr. other + color.] Changing color.
(Al`lo*cu"tion) n. [L. allocuto, fr. alloqui to speak to; ad + loqui to speak: cf. F. allocution.]
1. The act or manner of speaking to, or of addressing in words.
2. An address; a hortatory or authoritative address as of a pope to his clergy. Addison.
(Al"lod) n. See Allodium.
(Al*lo"di*al) a. [LL. allodialis, fr. allodium: cf. F. allodial. See Allodium.] (Law) Pertaining to
allodium; freehold; free of rent or service; held independent of a lord paramount; opposed to feudal; as,
allodial lands; allodial system. Blackstone.