Malapportionment



[mal-uh-pawr-shuh nd, -pohr-] /ˌmæl əˈpɔr ʃənd, -ˈpoʊr-/

adjective
1.
(of a state or other political unit) poorly apportioned, especially divided, organized, or structured in a manner that prevents large sections of a population from having equitable representation in a legislative body.

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    [mal-uh-prop] /ˈmæl əˌprɒp/ noun 1. (def 2). [mal-uh-prop] /ˈmæl əˌprɒp/ noun 1. Mrs. a character in Sheridan’s The Rivals (1775), noted for her misapplication of words. n. 1823, from name of theatrical character Mrs. Malaprop (see malapropism). Related: Malapropian.

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