Examples of apportion in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of apportion from the Web
Blame for products lapses can be apportioned out among a variety of individuals, as well as the Ford board.
Back's original intent was to apportion the keyspace among many people by assigning slices from his Web page.
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Origin and Etymology of apportion
Middle French apportionner, from a- (from Latin ad-) + portionner to portion
First Known Use: 15th century
APPORTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of apportion for English Language Learners
: to divide (something) among or between people : to give (a part of something) to a number of people
Legal Definition of apportion
: to make a usually proportionate division or distribution of (an amount due) according to a plan: as a : to divide (an amount due in tax or other liability) among the parties responsible for respective shares of the payment — compare contribution b : to assign (a portion of the consideration agreed to in a contract) as payment for the other party's partial performance c : to distribute (corporate dividends) based on some proportion d : to assign (legislative representatives and taxes) among the states as provided by law
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