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

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



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper