- (transitive) To divide and distribute portions of a whole.
Etymology: Old French apportionner, apportionare, from Latin ad + portio. See portion.
- The controlling party had apportioned the voting districts such that their party would be favored in the next election.
- (transitive) Specifically, to do so in a fair and equitable manner; to allocate proportionally.
- The children were required to dump all of their Halloween candy on the table so that their parents could it among them.
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