apportionment apportionment  /ə ˈpɔr ʃən mənt/


  • (n) the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan


  1. In fact, without my amendment the apportionment bill is not constitutional.
  2. The apportionment of the USA for Africa proceeds has already been carefully worked out.
  3. Ninety-eight deal with apportionment, 65 would give equal rights to women, 41 concern religion.



  1. "We are very pleased," McMaster said. "The question of apportionment of the river is one that affects all aspects of South Carolina life, from jobs economic growth, industry, environment, agriculture, recreation, even our culture."
    on Jul 9, 2009 By: Henry McMaster Source: Forbes

  2. Rubio, The former Speaker of the Florida House, tells Fox News, "When it comes to political apportionment, the Census should count legal American citizens only. Gov. Crist's position to include illegal immigrants in this count would dilute the...
    on Feb 3, 2010 By: Marco Rubio Source: FOXNews (blog)

  3. "We did not want California to gobble up all of the water supply on the Colorado River, and they would have done that under the doctrine of equitable apportionment," Salazar said. "In my view the compact is sacrosanct. I will fight tooth and...
    on Aug 15, 2008 By: Ken Salazar Source: Pueblo Chieftain

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