enumeration clause

noun
variants: or Enumeration Clause

Definition of enumeration clause

: a clause in Article 1, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution requiring a count of the population in each state every ten years for the purpose of apportioning representatives

called also census clause

First Known Use of enumeration clause

1862, in the meaning defined above

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“Enumeration clause.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enumeration%20clause. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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