ap·por·tion /ə-'pȯr-shən/ vt: to make a usu. proportionate division or distribution of (an amount due) according to a plan: asa: to divide (an amount due in tax or other liability) among the parties responsible for respective shares of the payment compare contributionb: to assign (a portion of the consideration agreed to in a contract) as payment for the other party's partial performancec: to distribute (corporate dividends) based on some proportiond: to assign (legislative representatives and taxes) among the states as provided by lawap·por·tion·able adjap·por·tion·ment n
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
administer, adsignare, allocate, allot, assign, assort, award, carve up, classify, deal out, delimit, demarcate, dispense, dispertire, disseminate, distribuere, distribute, distribute proportionately, divide, divide according to rule, divide into shares, divide proportionately, divide up, dole out, measure out, mete, mete out, parcel out, partition, place in order, portion out, portion out equitably, prorate, set in order, share, split, subdivide
allocate, allot, arrange (methodize), assign (allot), bestow, classify, demarcate, devote, dichotomize, disburse (distribute), dispense, disperse (disseminate), divide (distribute), dole, endue, expend (disburse), fund, furnish, leave (give), marshal, mete, parcel, partition, prorate, sort, split, subdivide
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.(1) To divide something and assign or allocate portions of it to different parties.(2) To distribute legislative seats among the parties to be represented.n.apportionment
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.