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[ree-dis-trikt] /riˈdɪs trɪkt/
verb (used with object)
to divide anew into districts, as for administrative or electoral purposes.
Origin of redistrict
An Americanism dating back to 1840-50; re- + district Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In consequence of the redistricting of the State, the Whigs had increased the number of their representatives in Congress.

    Stephen A. Douglas Allen Johnson
  • The Constitution requires that reapportionment or redistricting take place every ten years to offset population changes.

Word Origin and History for redistricting



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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