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[ree-uh-pawr-shuh n, -pohr-]
verb (used with object)
  1. to apportion or distribute anew.
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Origin of reapportion

First recorded in 1965–70; re- + apportion
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Related Words for re-apportion

distribute, allot, divide, reallocate, redistrict, resection

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Historical Examples of re-apportion

  • It is also made the duty of the General Assembly, in the year 1865, to re-apportion the representation in both Houses.

    The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 4, July, 1851


Word Origin and History for re-apportion


also reapportion, 1832, from re- + apportion. Related: Reapportioned; reapportioning.

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