[ ree-pahr-tish-uhn, -per- ]

  1. distribution; partition.

  2. reassignment; redistribution.

verb (used with object)
  1. to divide up.

  2. to partition or subdivide again; reapportion; redistribute.

Origin of repartition

First recorded in 1545–55; re- + partition

Words Nearby repartition Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use repartition in a sentence

  • When this repartition was made, the land which remained was to be distributed among the poor.

    History of Julius Caesar Vol. 1 of 2 | Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
  • It was paid in a lump sum, and the repartition and levying were left entirely in the hands of the junta and the municipalities.

  • And how do the Russian peasants settle the periodical repartition of the communal lands?

  • Slightly exotic vocabulary—“habitude” “repartition,” for “habit,” “distribution”—makes its appearance.

    Matthew Arnold | George Saintsbury
  • We hear very little of husbandry arrangements made by the courts, and even of the repartition of duties and taxes.

    Villainage in England | Paul Vinogradoff

British Dictionary definitions for repartition


/ (ˌriːpɑːˈtɪʃən) /

  1. distribution or allotment

  2. the act or process of distributing afresh

  1. (tr) to divide up again; reapportion or reallocate

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