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Definitions of apportionment

  1. the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; "the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Act of distributing in portions. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3. The act of apportioning; a dividing into just shares. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for apportionment

  1. An agreement between the United States and Great Britain with regard to the location of the international boundary line between the United States and Canada in Passamaquoddy Bay and to the middle of Grand Manan Channel was reached in a Treaty concluded May 21, 1910, which has been ratified by both Governments and proclaimed, thus making unnecessary the arbitration provided for in the previous treaty of April 11, 1908. The Convention concluded January 11, 1909, between the United States and Great Britain providing for the settlement of international differences between the United States and Canada including the apportionment between the two countries of certain of the boundary waters and the appointment of Commissioners to adjust certain other questions has been ratified by both Governments and proclaimed. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  2. For, with Solomon- like wisdom, Sark law entails upon the widow the apportionment of the three lots into which everything is divided, but allows the heir first choice of any two of them, the remaining lot becoming the widow's dower. – A Maid of the Silver Sea by John Oxenham
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