mal·​ap·​por·​tioned ˌma-lə-ˈpȯr-shənd How to pronounce malapportioned (audio)
: characterized by an inequitable or unsuitable apportioning of representatives to a legislative body
malapportionment noun

Examples of malapportioned in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead, serious political reform — including the Democrats’ stalled voting rights bill — depends on changing the extra-constitutional yet entrenched Senate filibuster in the most malapportioned upper house in the developed world. Washington Post, 6 Jan. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of malapportioned was in 1961

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“Malapportioned.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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