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 The school board will ultimately decide how or whether to redistrict, as required by state law. Kristen Taketa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Dec. 2021 House Republicans first unveiled their maps last week, while Senate Bill 2 from Senate Republicans to redistrict their chamber was first unveiled Tuesday, the first day of the 2022 legislative session. Joe Sonka, The Courier-Journal, 7 Jan. 2022 The same House committee also passed House Bill 179 to redistrict the Kentucky Supreme Court and Kentucky Court of Appeals for the first time in decades. Joe Sonka, The Courier-Journal, 6 Jan. 2022 After every census school boards must redistrict, or adjust their boundaries, to ensure relatively equal population numbers in each sub-district. Kristen Taketa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Mar. 2022 After the 2021 legislative session brought a new wave of efforts to redistrict along partisan lines and restrict voting access, Republican legislators in some states are now looking to intervene further in the electoral process. Lalee Ibssa, ABC News, 10 Feb. 2022 The legislature has a constitutional mandate to redistrict maps for state House, state Senate and U.S. House districts to reflect population shifts in the most recent U.S. Census survey. Joe Sonka, The Courier-Journal, 2 Dec. 2021 School board members have said that politics and the timing of elections are not supposed to be considered when deciding how to redistrict. Kristen Taketa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Dec. 2021 Local governments redistrict every 10 years based on new federal census data. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of redistrict

1850, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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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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