apportionment
I noun administration, allocation, allotment, allowance, assignment, assignment in proportion, consignment, disposition, distribution, division, division in proportion, doling out, issuance, just division, measuring out, meting out, partition, partitionment, proportionment associated concepts: apportionment of blame, apportionment of damages, apportionment of liability, apportionment of taxes, comparative negligence, doctrine of apportionment, pro tanto II index allotment, appropriation (allotment), arbitration, assignment (allotment), classification, decentralization, disbursement (act of disbursing), dispensation (act of dispensing), division (act of dividing), equity (share of ownership), order (arrangement), proportion, quantity, quota, ration

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


apportionment
Periodic outgoings such as gas, telephone business rates and rent are paid in advance or arrears. Where a property changes hands during a period of account, the seller will recover a proportion of any advance payments and pay to the buyer a proportion of any payments due in arrears. Payments are usually apportioned on a time basis.

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.


apportionment
The division of a benefit or a liability between two or more parties according to their proportionate interests. For example, this might arise if joint owners sell an asset or when tenants of a block have to contribute towards the cost of the building insurance.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


apportionment
n.
1 The allocation, distribution, or division of something into proportionate shares.
2 The drawing of the boundaries of legislative districts so that each district is approximately equal in population.
3 The allocation after every census of the seats in the United States House of Representatives among the states based on population.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


apportionment
The process by which legislative seats are distributed among units entitled to representation; determination of the number of representatives that a state, county, or other subdivision may send to a legislative body. The U.S. Constitution provides for a census every ten years, on the basis of which Congress apportions representatives according to population; each state, however, must have at least one representative. Districting is the establishment of the precise geographical boundaries of each such unit or constituency. Apportionment by state statute that denies the rule of one-person, one-vote is violative of equal protection of laws.
Also, the allocation of a charge or cost such as real estate taxes between two parties, often in the same ratio as the respective times that the parties are in possession or ownership of property during the fiscal period for which the charge is made or assessed.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


apportionment
The process by which legislative seats are distributed among units entitled to representation; determination of the number of representatives that a state, county, or other subdivision may send to a legislative body. The U.S. Constitution provides for a census every ten years, on the basis of which Congress apportions representatives according to population; each state, however, must have at least one representative. Districting is the establishment of the precise geographical boundaries of each such unit or constituency. Apportionment by state statute that denies the rule of one-person, one-vote is violative of equal protection of laws.
 
Also, the allocation of a charge or cost such as real estate taxes between two parties, often in the same ratio as the respective times that the parties are in possession or ownership of property during the fiscal period for which the charge is made or assessed.

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