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malapportioned

[mal-uh-pawr-shuh nd, -pohr-] /ˌmæl əˈpɔr ʃənd, -ˈpoʊr-/
adjective
1.
(of a state or other political unit) poorly apportioned, especially divided, organized, or structured in a manner that prevents large sections of a population from having equitable representation in a legislative body.
Origin of malapportioned
1960-1965
First recorded in 1960-65; mal- + apportioned
Related forms
malapportionment, noun
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