American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of reapportioning or the state of being reapportioned.
- n. Redistribution of representation in a legislative body, especially the periodic reallotment of U.S. congressional seats according to changes in the census figures as required by the Constitution.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A renewed apportionment; a new proportional distribution or arrangement: as (in the United States), the reapportionment of members of Congress or of Congressional districts under a new census.
- n. The act of reapportioning; a second or subsequent apportionment.
- n. US, politics Reassignment of representation in a legislature, especially of U.S. House of Representative seats, in accord with changes in the census population determination.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A second or a new apportionment.
- n. a new apportionment (especially a new apportionment of congressional seats in the United States on the basis of census results)
- c. 1930 reapportion + -ment (Wiktionary)
“House seats in reapportionment -- the most of any state.”
“Thirty-nine governors have a role in reapportionment.”
“Black, infinitely more civilized but no less protective of his state and, by extension, of the dry laws both men supported, called reapportionment “unjust and unrighteous,” for favoring the cities over the countryside.”
“In a 10-year constitutional process called reapportionment, the Census Bureau said Tuesday that 12 congressional seats would move from one state to another.”
“The problem is that gerrymandering aka reapportionment has become so scientific and partisan that most House seats are now safe for one party or another.”
“Adding to the uncertainty is the fact that Florida will gain two more congressional districts after reapportionment, meaning it will have a whopping 27 members of Congress.”
“Gore were to become a controlling precedent in election administation, that each vote be counted as one, with no vote getting more or less weight that others, it is not a far stretch to begin to question whether such principles should apply in other senstive areas, such as reapportionment, majority-minotiry districts, vote dilution, and retrogression.”
“That's why we need a constitutional convention, even if it's limited to issues such as reapportionment reform, the size of the Legislature, term limits, campaign finance and other basic reform issues.”
“He would push for negotiated settlements on both issues in a bid to get resolution before new issues such as reapportionment for political offices come up later in the term.”
“reapportionment' (i.e. allocation of number of congressional seats per state) but does not address (and thus does not prohibit) its use concerning 'redistricting”
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