Simple Definition of apportion
: to divide (something) among or between people : to give (a part of something) to a number of people
Examples of apportion
The proceeds from the auction will be apportioned among the descendents.
Apportion the expenses between the parties involved.
The agency apportions water from the lake to residents.
Origin of apportion
Middle French apportionner, from a- (from Latin ad-) + portionner to portion
First Known Use: 1574
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