- 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.
- The act of reapportioning; a second or subsequent apportionment.
- (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.
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