reapportion

verb
re·​ap·​por·​tion | \ ˌrē-ə-ˈpȯr-shən How to pronounce reapportion (audio) \
reapportioned; reapportioning; reapportions

Definition of reapportion

transitive verb

: to apportion (something, such as a house of representatives) anew

intransitive verb

: to make a new apportionment

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Examples of reapportion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet the country’s belated pangs of conscience have not induced any inclination to reapportion the spoils. Andrew J. Bacevich, Harper's Magazine, "The Old Normal," 27 Apr. 2020 What makes things worse is a suspicion in some quarters that SARS-CoV-2 might in some way be connected to Chinese virological research, and that saying so may reapportion any blame. The Economist, "The origin of covid-19 The pieces of the puzzle of covid-19’s origin are coming to light," 2 May 2020 Yet the country’s belated pangs of conscience have not induced any inclination to reapportion the spoils. Andrew J. Bacevich, Harper's Magazine, "The Old Normal," 27 Apr. 2020 About half of the funds ($450,000), however, were reapportioned to the Bham Strong fund that approved short-term loans of up to $25,000 to 66 small businesses in the city affected by COVID-19’s economic fallout, Carpenter said. Roy S. Johnson | Rjohnson@al.com, al, "Johnson: With Ramsay McCormack 2.0 finally happening, will businesses come to west Birmingham?," 26 Apr. 2020 Secondly, it was tied to a mechanistic, arithmetic approach to ensuring representative government, reapportioning Congress after each count. Anna Diamond, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Enumerated Story of the Census," 13 Apr. 2020 Federal law requires the bureau to deliver population totals to the president by Dec. 31; the states will use those totals to reapportion political districts in 2021. Michael Wines, New York Times, "It’s the Official Start to the 2020 Census. But No One Counted On a Pandemic.," 1 Apr. 2020 Yet the country’s belated pangs of conscience have not induced any inclination to reapportion the spoils. Andrew J. Bacevich, Harper's magazine, "The Old Normal," 2 Mar. 2020 The complicated part involves pooling a portion of the tax base from each of 180 cities and townships in a seven-county region, and then reapportioning that tax base in the pool according to the needs of each community. Peter Krouse, cleveland.com, "Tax sharing in Minnesota means sharing tax base: Cleveland 2030, A Way Forward," 16 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of reapportion

circa 1828, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of reapportion was circa 1828

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“Reapportion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reapportion. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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reapportion

transitive verb
re·​ap·​por·​tion | \ ˌrē-ə-ˈpōr-shən How to pronounce reapportion (audio) \

Legal Definition of reapportion

: to apportion anew especially : to apportion (seats in a house of representatives) in accordance with new population distribution

intransitive verb

: to make a new apportionment

Other Words from reapportion

reapportionment noun

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