redistrict

verb
re·dis·trict | \(ˌ)rē-ˈdi-(ˌ)strikt \
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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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 So for Dulaney to solve overcrowding in the northern part of the county, some Towson students would have to be redistricted to Dulaney, something that some Towson High advocates have previously resisted. Libby Solomon, baltimoresun.com, "Despite miles between them, future of Lansdowne, Dulaney high schools could be tied," 24 Apr. 2018 In that scenario, Towson-area students would be redistricted to other schools. Libby Solomon, baltimoresun.com, "Firm presents 7 scenarios to address Balto. Co. high school overcrowding; all include new Towson High," 13 July 2018 In declining to declare Wisconsin's redrawn legislative boundaries, the Supreme Court cast doubt on whether voters could successfully challenge redistricting statewide. Pete Williams /, NBC News, "Supreme Court dodges North Carolina partisan gerrymander dispute," 25 June 2018 In one case, the justices rejected a lower-court ruling that set limits on redistricting for partisan gain, but without deciding whether limits ever could be imposed. CBS News, "Chief Justice Roberts, the new man in the middle?," 30 June 2018 The school closed for good after this school year, and students will all be redistricted for the 2018-19 school year. Steve Smith, Courant Community, "Eastbury School Closes For Good," 26 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

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

redistrict

transitive verb
re·dis·trict | \ˌrē-ˈdis-trikt \

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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