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redistrict

[ree-dis-trikt] /riˈdɪs trɪkt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to divide anew into districts, as for administrative or electoral purposes.
Origin of redistrict
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism; re- + district
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  • The Constitution requires that reapportionment or redistricting take place every ten years to offset population changes.

  • In consequence of the redistricting of the State, the Whigs had increased the number of their representatives in Congress.

    Stephen A. Douglas Allen Johnson
Word Origin and History for redistricting

redistrict

v.

"redraw the boundaries of districts," 1838, in U.S. political sense, from re- "again" + district. Related: Redistricted; redistricting.

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