(redirected from reapportion)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.


see legislative apportionmentlegislative apportionment,
subdivision of a political body (e.g., a state or province) for the purpose of electing legislative representatives. In the United States, the Constitution requires that Congressional representatives be elected on the basis of population.
..... Click the link for more information.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Carr, which, as noted, dealt with state legislatures' failure to reapportion districts to reflect population shifts.
[It] may be suggested that those who redistrict and reapportion should work with census, not political, data and achieve population equality without regard for political impact.
Hildebrant, (60) the Court permitted a citizen initiative, as authorized by the state constitution, to reapportion the state's districts, stating, "so far as the State had the power to [reapportion], the referendum constituted a part of the state constitution and laws and was contained within the legislative power." (61) The Court also invoked a state constitution in Smiley v.
Virginia wished to reapportion its House of Delegates in light of the extensive military bases surrounding the Norfolk area.
It is a product of revolutionary reform, adopted in 1967 by a newly reapportioned Legislature elected under a reapportionment plan imposed by order of the federal court.
The unadjusted set will be used to reapportion the House of Representatives and will thereby have some validation.
Census data are used to allocate more than $180 billion of federal funds, redistrict local, state, and legislative boundaries, reapportion congressional representatives, and gather demographic data--so the numbers matter.
We could retain the four-year degree program but reapportion the credit hours.
More accurate definitions by analogy would be (1) the forces of taxation comprise the technical, economic, juridicopolitical, and social means available to assess, appropriate, reapportion, and allocate taxes; and (2) the social relations of taxation comprise the relations of control over the taxation process as instituted within a strategically selective, more or less embedded, more or less despotic, more or less penetrative, more or less concentrated state.
Newspapers pay outside companies as much as $50 per subscription order -- too often for "Teflon" circulation, Why not reapportion some of this sales expense and up the ante for carriers who sell subscriptions -- especially since their orders are more likely to stick?
See also Case Note, Elections -- Redistricting -- Failure of Territorial Legislature to Reapportion -- Right to Enjoin Compliance, 25 FORDHAM L.
But by the end of the 1980s, as Florida began to reapportion arts funding, the Hippodrome's share dropped from more than $200,000 to its present $58,000.