verb \ə-ˈpr-shən\

: to divide (something) among or between people : to give (a part of something) to a number of people


Full Definition of APPORTION

transitive verb
:  to divide and share out according to a plan; especially :  to make a proportionate division or distribution of
ap·por·tion·able \-shə-nə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of APPORTION

  1. The proceeds from the auction will be apportioned among the descendents.
  2. Apportion the expenses between the parties involved.
  3. The agency apportions water from the lake to residents.


Middle French apportionner, from a- (from Latin ad-) + portionner to portion
First Known Use: 1574


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