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apportionment


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apportionment  \Ap*por"tion*ment\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  apportionnement 
  LL  apportionamentum.] 
  The  act  of  apportioning;  a  dividing  into  just  proportions  or 
  shares;  a  division  or  shares;  a  division  and  assignment,  to 
  each  proprietor,  of  his  just  portion  of  an  undivided  right  or 
  property.  --A.  Hamilton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  apportionment 
  n  :  the  act  of  distributing  by  allotting  or  apportioning;  "the 
  apportionment  of  seats  in  the  House  of  Representatives  is 
  based  on  the  relative  populaton  of  each  state"  [syn:  {allotment}, 
  {apportioning},  {allocation},  {parceling},  {parcelling}] 




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