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reapportionment

[ree-uh-pawr-shuh n-muh nt, -pohr-] /ˌri əˈpɔr ʃən mənt, -ˈpoʊr-/
noun
1.
the act of redistributing or changing the apportionment of something.
2.
the redistribution of representation in a legislative body.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; reapportion + -ment
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  • reapportionment, which came to be the standard word for this process, required a remarkably unselfish state legislator.
  • reapportionment happens every ten years after the decennial census.
  • Members of the commission shall hold office until their reapportionment and redistricting plan is implemented.

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