apportionment of representatives

The determination of the number of representatives to which a state is entitled in the House of Representatives of the Congress of the United States or to which a county is entitled in a state legislature; the drawing of district lines to create election units. See reapportionment.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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