[ 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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for redistrict



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper