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[ree-uh-pawr-shuh n-muh nt, -pohr-]
  1. the act of redistributing or changing the apportionment of something.
  2. the redistribution of representation in a legislative body.
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Origin of reapportionment

First recorded in 1930–35; reapportion + -ment
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for reapportionment

Historical Examples

  • A reapportionment act was therefore to be expected from the next legislature.

    Stephen A. Douglas

    Allen Johnson

  • 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.


    Stephen French Whitman

  • The Constitution requires that reapportionment or redistricting take place every ten years to offset population changes.

  • In this reapportionment Sangamon County's delegation had been enlarged to seven representatives and two senators.