allocate (v.) Look up allocate at Dictionary.com
1630s, from verbal used of adjective allocate (mid-15c. in legal use), from Medieval Latin allocate (the common first word of writs authorizing payment), imperative plural of allocare "allocate," from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + locare "to place," from locus "a place" (see locus). Related: Allocated; allocating.