Definition of apportionment
: an act or result of apportioning; especially : the apportioning of representatives or taxes among the states according to U.S. law
Examples of apportionment in a Sentence
the apportionment of the estate will happen this Friday
Recent Examples of apportionment from the Web
Class distinctions were maintained above all in the apportionment of land.
Prior to its 1962 decision in Baker v. Carr, the Court had declined to intervene in the apportionment process, so Southern (and some other) states drew district lines that discriminated against minorities in egregious ways.
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