Date: 1850 transitive verb to divide anew into districts; specifically to revise the legislative districts of intransitive verb to revise legislative districts

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  • redistrict — re·dis·trict /ˌrē dis trikt/ vt: to divide anew into districts; specif: to revise the legislative districts of vi: to revise legislative districts Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Redistrict — Re*dis trict ( tr?kt), v. t. To divide into new districts. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • redistrict — (v.) redraw the boundaries of districts, 1850, in U.S. political sense, from RE (Cf. re ) again + DISTRICT (Cf. district). Related: Redistricted; redistricting …   Etymology dictionary

  • redistrict — ☆ redistrict [rē dis′trikt ] vt. to divide anew into districts, esp. so as to reapportion electoral representatives …   English World dictionary

  • redistrict — /ree dis trikt/, v.t. to divide anew into districts, as for administrative or electoral purposes. [1840 50, Amer.; RE + DISTRICT] * * * …   Universalium

  • redistrict — verb a) To adjust the borders of districts of a state or other governmental or administrative entity. b) To redraw the borders of the districts represented by legislators or other elected officeholders in accord with changes in population as… …   Wiktionary

  • redistrict — rɪːdɪstrɪkt v. redivide into districts, repartition into regions …   English contemporary dictionary

  • redistrict — re·district …   English syllables

  • redistrict — re•dis•trict [[t]riˈdɪs trɪkt[/t]] v. t. gov to divide anew into districts, as for administrative or electoral purposes • Etymology: 1840–50, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • redistrict — (ˈ)rē+ transitive verb Etymology: re + district : to organize into new territorial especially political divisions …   Useful english dictionary

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