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Allocated party went ahead (5)

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'allocated' is the definition.
Both the answer and definition are past participle verbs.
Maybe there's a link between them I don't understand?

'party went ahead' is the wordplay.
'party' becomes 'do' (do is a kind of party).
'went ahead' becomes 'led' (I've seen this before).
'do'+'led'='DOLED'

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(Another definition for doled that I've seen is "Given modest share".)