redistrict

[ree-dis-trikt]
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Origin of redistrict

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50; re- + district
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Related Words for redistricting

distribute, allot, divide, reallocate, redistrict, resection

Examples from the Web for redistricting

Contemporary Examples of redistricting

Historical Examples of redistricting

  • In consequence of the redistricting of the State, the Whigs had increased the number of their representatives in Congress.

    Stephen A. Douglas

    Allen Johnson

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


Word Origin and History for redistricting

redistrict

v.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper