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rezone

[verb ree-zohn; noun ree-zohn, ree-zohn] /verb riˈzoʊn; noun riˈzoʊn, ˈriˌzoʊn/
verb (used with object), rezoned, rezoning.
1.
to reclassify (a property, neighborhood, etc.) as belonging to a different zone or being subject to different zoning restrictions.
noun
2.
an act or instance of rezoning; reclassification:
to apply for a rezone.
Origin of rezone
1950-1955
First recorded in 1950-55; re- + zone
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  • In exchange for some favors—a euphemism for bribes—he wanted me to rezone some valuable property adjacent to the GW Bridge.

    I Made the List! Burt Ross February 5, 2009

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