re·ap·por·tion /ˌrē-ə-'pōr-shən/ vt: to apportion anew; esp: to apportion (seats in a house of representatives) in accordance with new population distribution
vi: to make a new apportionment
re·ap·por·tion·ment n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I verb allot again, apportion anew, deal out anew, dispense, distribute again, distribute anew, dole out, parcel, portion out, ration, reallocate, reallot, reappoint, rearrange, reassign, reassort, reclassify, redisperse, redistribute, redistrict, redivide, remeasure, repartition, rezone, split again associated concepts: reapportion a legislature II index redistribute

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

To change the way something is distributed; to change the boundaries of legislative districts or to change the number of representatives per district in order to keep representation proportional to population.
reapportionment See also gerrymander

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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  • Reapportion — Re ap*por tion ( p[=o]r sh[u^]n), v. t. To apportion again. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reapportion — [rē΄ə pôr′shən] vt. to apportion again; specif., to change the representational distribution of (a legislature) so that each legislator represents approximately the same number of constituents reapportionment n …   English World dictionary

  • reapportion — verb To apportion again; to redistribute or reallocate. The court intervened to reapportion the voting districts that had been unfairly laid out under the controlling partys regime …   Wiktionary

  • reapportion — Date: circa 1828 transitive verb to apportion (as a house of representatives) anew intransitive verb to make a new apportionment • reapportionment noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • reapportion — /ree euh pawr sheuhn, pohr /, v.t. to apportion or distribute anew. [1965 70; RE + APPORTION] * * * …   Universalium

  • reapportion — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. redistribute, redistrict, resection, reallocate, distribute, divide, allot …   English dictionary for students

  • reapportion — v. redivide, reallocate, redistribute …   English contemporary dictionary

  • reapportion — verb apportion again or differently. Derivatives reapportionment noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • reapportion — re·apportion …   English syllables

  • reapportion — re•ap•por•tion [[t]ˌri əˈpɔr ʃən, ˈpoʊr [/t]] v. t. to apportion or distribute anew • Etymology: 1965–70 …   From formal English to slang

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