redistrict

[ree-dis-trikt]
verb (used with object)
to divide anew into districts, as for administrative or electoral purposes.

Origin:
1840–50, Americanism; re- + district

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redistrict
"redraw the boundaries of districts," 1850, in U.S. political sense, from re- "again" + district (q.v.).
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Example sentences
The blue line above indicates the target population for each ward after redistricting.
Public participation plays an integral role in the redistricting process.
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