malapportioned

adjective
mal·​ap·​por·​tioned | \ ˌma-lə-ˈpȯr-shənd How to pronounce malapportioned (audio) \

Definition of malapportioned

: characterized by an inequitable or unsuitable apportioning of representatives to a legislative body

Other Words from malapportioned

malapportionment \ ˌma-​lə-​ˈpȯr-​shən-​mənt How to pronounce malapportioned (audio) \ 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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First Known Use of malapportioned

1961, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

14 Jan 2022

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“Malapportioned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/malapportioned. Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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