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

Related Words for redistrict

distribute, allot, divide, reallocate, resection

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