malapportionment
noun see malapportioned

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • malapportionment — See malapportioned. * * * …   Universalium

  • malapportionment — noun Any system where one group has significantly more influence than another, such as when voting districts are unevenly spread out across a population (compare gerrymandering) …   Wiktionary

  • malapportionment — mal·apportionment …   English syllables

  • malapportionment — /mæləˈpɔʃənmənt/ (say maluh pawshuhnmuhnt) noun 1. an apportionment which is uneven or inappropriate. 2. Government an uneven distribution of voters in electorates, so that some electorates contain more voters than others, with the result that… …   Australian English dictionary

  • malapportionment — An improper or unconstitutional apportionment of legislative districts. See gerrymander legislative apportionment …   Black's law dictionary

  • malapportionment — An improper or unconstitutional apportionment of legislative districts. See gerrymander legislative apportionment …   Black's law dictionary

  • malapportionment — ˌ noun Etymology: mal (I) + apportionment : the state of being malapportioned …   Useful english dictionary

  • malapportioned — malapportionment, n. /mal euh pawr sheuhnd, pohr /, adj. (of a state or other political unit) poorly apportioned, esp. divided, organized, or structured in a manner that prevents large sections of a population from having equitable representation …   Universalium

  • Apportionment (politics) — Part of the Politics series Elections Allotment (sortition) …   Wikipedia

  • Electoral system of Australia — This article is about elections to the Australian Parliament. For elections to Australian states and territories, see Electoral systems of the Australian states and territories. For the method of voting known as the Australian ballot, see Secret… …   Wikipedia

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