- The act of reapportioning or the state of being reapportioned.
- Redistribution of representation in a legislative body, especially the periodic reallotment of US congressional seats according to changes in the census figures as required by the Constitution.
c. 1930 reapportion +â€Ž -ment
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