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  • v. Present participle of apportion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • For the rest of your questions, much of them appear to be based on a false premise: i.e. that I'm somehow interested in apportioning blame and or credit with respect to various policies of the two most recent Presidential administrations.

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  • It is not an act of revenge or even an exercise in apportioning blame.


  • You can’t use statistical models for the Census because of it’s role in apportioning political power and federal funding.

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  • The Fifth Circuit test requires assessment of 1) the nature of the plaintiff’s injury; 2) the directness or indirectness of the asserted injury; 3) the proximity or remoteness of the party to the alleged injurious conduct; 4) the speculativeness of the damages claim; and 5) the risk of duplicative damages or complexity in apportioning damages.

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  • Not long afterward, the idea of apportioning the river by interstate compact was proposed by a rancher and attorney from Greeley, Colorado, who had been fairly steeped in water law for his entire legal career and also had the ear of his close friend, Colorado governor Oliver Shoup.


  • As for the superdelgates, the notion of apportioning them based on various formulae just won't work.

    News Orgs: Obama Ahead Of Hillary In Pledged Delegates, Catching Her In Super-Delegates

  • She will have been long familiar with the idea of apportioning incomes.

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  • It is just three weeks since the nation's political arguments were about micromatters such as apportioning blame for an economic slowdown that had not yet produced even one quarter of contraction.

    War, The Health Of The State

  • Ms Palin, tipped as a possible 2012 presidential runner, hit out at "irresponsible statements" apportioning "blame for this terrible event".

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  • The Court specifically recognizes that, under §7411(b)(2) of the Act, "EPA may 'distinguish among classes, types, and sizes' of stationary sources in apportioning responsibility for emissions reductions."

    Howard Learner: The Supreme Court's AEP Decision: Snatching Climate Change Solutions Victory from the Jaws of Defeat


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