What is Allow?

Legal Definition
Practice. To approve; to grant; as to allow a writ of error, is to approve of it, to grant it. Vide Allocatur. To allow an amount is to admit or approve of it.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
To grant, approve or permit; as to allow an appeal or a marriage; to allow an account. Also to give a fit portion out of a larger property or fund. Thurman v. Adams, 82 Miss. 204, 33 South. 944; Chamberlain v. Putnam, 10 S. D. 360, 73 N. W. 201; People v. Gilroy, 82 Hun, 500, 31 N. Y. Supp. 776; Hinds v. Marmolejo, 60 Cal. 231; Straus v. Wanamaker, 175 Pa. 213, 34 Atl. 652.
-- Black's Law Dictionary