[ree-uh-pawr-shuh n-muh nt, -pohr-]
- the act of redistributing or changing the apportionment of something.
- the redistribution of representation in a legislative body.
Origin of reapportionment
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Examples from the Web for reapportionment
A reapportionment act was therefore to be expected from the next legislature.Stephen A. Douglas
The question of the reapportionment of representation was one of the greatest importance.
In the dawn Parr hobbled down the line of yawning porters, checking the reapportionment of burdens.Sacrifice
Stephen French Whitman
The Constitution requires that reapportionment or redistricting take place every ten years to offset population changes.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia
Dorothy M. Torpey
In this reapportionment Sangamon County's delegation had been enlarged to seven representatives and two senators.