reapportionment definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- The act of reapportioning or the state of being reapportioned.
- 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.
reapportionment - Legal Definition
The altering of the boundaries of a legislative district in order to reflect shifts in population distribution. See also gerrymandering.
Variant of reapportion
to apportion again; specif., to change the representational distribution of (a legislature) so that each legislator represents approximately the same number of constituents
- reapportionment noun