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.
Recent Examples on the Web No one wants to have to redistrict, and the perfect time to have done so was when schools were closing. Pat Stoetzer, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Carroll County Board of Education candidates answer questions ahead of 2020 election," 16 Oct. 2020 Assemblyman John McKeon, who proposed the amendment, said the state won't get high-quality census data in time to redistrict. Aaron Navarro, CBS News, "Census delays could take toll on states," 2 Sep. 2020 That is the challenge facing the 380 school representatives slated to vote Friday at Assabet Valley Regional Tech in Marlborough on a statewide tournament versus redistricting the state to create balanced sections ahead of the 2021-22 school year. Nate Weitzer, BostonGlobe.com, "High school playoff vote: What can we learn from how other states handle tournaments?," 26 Feb. 2020 Proposed constitutional amendments for the ballot in November and dealing with issues ranging from redistricting to direct democracy also would sputter, probably a relief for the civil rights groups opposed the measures. Andrew Oxford, azcentral, "Arizona Legislature plans to adjourn for good next week, dooming heaps of bills," 21 Apr. 2020 Who is making decisions the schools The census data will be used to redistrict U.S. Congressional Districts as well as districts for state lawmakers, Rogers said. Mj Slaby, Indianapolis Star, "Here are 7 ways the census will impact education in Indiana," 27 Mar. 2020 Sumter County is embroiled in a court fight over voting rights and redistricting that challenges the composition and credibility of its school board. Washington Post, "In Carter’s home county, voting rights case tests democracy," 10 Aug. 2019 Most of the overcrowding in other schools is expected to be relieved this fall, when Southeastern Elementary opens on Cyntheanne Road and thousands of students are redistricted. Emma Kate Fittes, Indianapolis Star, "Why the HSE school board isn't abandoning Fishers Elementary as originally planned," 19 June 2019 Howard County schools superintendent Michael Martirano’s redistricting plan forces nearly 7,400 minors to switch schools. Lew Jan Olowski, baltimoresun.com, "Other Voices: Benefit of Howard redistricting plan just another fable," 30 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of redistrict

1850, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Redistrict.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/redistrict. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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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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