redistrict

verb
re·​dis·​trict | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈdi-(ˌ)strikt How to pronounce redistrict (audio) \
redistricted; redistricting; redistricts

Definition of redistrict

transitive verb

: to divide anew into districts specifically : to revise the legislative districts of

intransitive verb

: to revise legislative districts

Examples of redistrict in a Sentence

The town was redistricted last year.

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Gorsuch said the court’s 2015 ruling upholding Arizona voters’ decision to take redistricting away from the legislature and create an independent commission shows there are other ways to handle the issue. Mark Sherman, The Seattle Times, "High court questions courts’ role in partisan redistricting," 26 Mar. 2019 The new lawsuits mean there now are redistricting challenges pending in a dozen states — in some places, multiple lawsuits —alleging racial or political gerrymandering in U.S. House or state legislative districts. Washington Post, "Lawsuits: Congressional maps dilute black voters in 3 states," 13 June 2018 The part of the working strategy that will have perhaps the most significant impact will be redistricting students to spread them out between regional schools before the new Chadwick school, which is scheduled to open in fall 2020, is completed. Cody Boteler, baltimoresun.com, "Plan to fix overcrowded southwest elementaries includes redistricting, officials tell Johnnycake community," 10 May 2018 Students would be redistricted, likely to nearby schools including Forrest Dale, which is a little more than a mile away. Emma Kate Fittes, Indianapolis Star, "How Carmel parents changed the conversation about closing an elementary school," 24 May 2018 Already in the last few months, redistricting cases from North Carolina, Maryland, Texas and Wisconsin have landed in the U.S. Supreme Court. Rich Exner, cleveland.com, "Gerrymandered Pennsylvania congressional maps ruled illegal; what that could mean for Ohio - Out of Line: Impact 2017 and Beyond," 22 Jan. 2018 During multiple presentations, McMichael said the district will likely need to redistrict students regardless of whether a school closes. Emma Kate Fittes, Indianapolis Star, "Carmel school closing: What we know before tonight's recommendation," 21 May 2018 Outside legal counsel will prepare several redistricting plans based on state and federal law as well as guidelines adopted by City Council. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Sugar Land appoints redistricting committee, solicits public input," 14 June 2018 While that work is being done, Verplanck students are to attend Robertson Elementary School, and Robertson students are to be redistricted to Waddell and other schools. Jesse Leavenworth, Courant Community, "Manchester Committee Discusses Which Schools To Close, Which To Fix," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of redistrict

1850, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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redistrict

verb

English Language Learners Definition of redistrict

US : to divide (a town, state, etc.) into new political or school districts

redistrict

transitive verb
re·​dis·​trict | \ ˌrē-ˈdis-trikt How to pronounce redistrict (audio) \

Legal Definition of redistrict

: to divide anew into districts specifically : to revise the legislative districts of

intransitive verb

: to revise legislative districts

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