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apportion +‎ -ment


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apportionment (plural apportionments)

  1. The act of apportioning or the state of being apportioned.
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, →OCLC:
      This new-comer was a man who in any company would have seemed striking. [] He was smooth-faced, and his fresh skin and well-developed figure bespoke the man in good physical condition through active exercise, yet well content with the world's apportionment.
  2. (US) The distribution of members of the House of Representatives according to the population of the various states.
  3. (US) The allocation of direct taxation according to the population of the various states.