Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

redistrict

[ree-dis-trikt]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
verb (used with object)
  1. to divide anew into districts, as for administrative or electoral purposes.

Origin of redistrict

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50; re- + district
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Word Origin and History for redistrict

v.

"redraw the boundaries of districts," 1838, in U.S. political sense, from re- "again" + district. Related: Redistricted; redistricting.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

  • About
  • Cookies, Terms, & Privacy
© 2018 Dictionary.com, LLC.