American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To divide again into districts, especially to give new boundaries to administrative or election districts.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To divide or apportion again, as a State, into districts or other electoral units.
- v. To adjust the borders of districts of a state or other governmental or administrative entity.
- v. US, politics To redraw the borders of the districts represented by legislators or other elected officeholders in accord with changes in population as shown in the decennial census.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To divide into new districts.
- re- + district (Wiktionary)
“He called on city officials to redistrict and give blacks a more representative voice in the political affairs in the city.”
“BHO and his clandestine operatives have been planning this ever since they decided to manipulate the U.S. Census to redistrict.”
“The only way that they could conceivably add more Republicans to Florida without violating Florida's own fair redistricting standards would be to redistrict into Bermuda and the Cayman Islands," Israel joked.”
“The voting rights act bars actions that dilute minority voting strength, but how the courts will interpret individual redistrict plans remains an open question.”
“If they redistrict me into Lake Erie, I have a houseboat, I can live there.”
“Schneiderman, a senator from Manhattan's Upper West Side for 12 years, said he's led reform efforts in Albany, where the Senate leadership eight years ago tried to redistrict him out of the Legislature.”
“The census this year means that we must reapportion, redistrict both the U.S.”
“That's not to say that the parties have followed identical strategies; Republicans, much more than Democrats, as far as I can see, have exploited situations in which ignoring unwritten rules can help them, such as the decision to redistrict in Texas once the GOP took control, rather than waiting for the next census.”
“This one takes the power to redistrict out of the hands of the State Legislature.”
“The Democrats should also be able to redistrict the Republicans out of 30 or more seats before 2012.”
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