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  • 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,… …   Law dictionary

  • Apportionment — Ap*por tion*ment, n. [Cf. F. apportionnement, LL. apportionamentum.] The act of apportioning; a dividing into just proportions or shares; a division or shares; a division and assignment, to each proprietor, of his just portion of an undivided… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apportionment — (n.) 1620s, from APPORTION (Cf. apportion) + MENT (Cf. ment). Perhaps influenced by Fr. apportionnement …   Etymology dictionary

  • apportionment — [ə pôr′shənmənt] n. 1. an apportioning or being apportioned 2. a proportional distribution or assignment, as of U.S. Representatives among the states, or of state legislators among counties, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Apportionment — This article is about apportionment in law. See also apportionment (politics) The legal term apportionment (French apportionement; Med. Latin apportionamentum; derived from Latin portio , share) means distribution or allotment in proper shares.… …   Wikipedia

  • apportionment — /aporshanmant/ The process by which legislative seats are distributed among units entitled to representation. Determination of the number of representatives which a State, county, or other subdivision may send to a legislative body. he U.S.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • apportionment — A method of calculating the proportion of input tax applicable to business use, if goods or services are used for business and non business purposes. HM Customs & Revenue Glossary * * * apportionment ap‧por‧tion‧ment [əˈpɔːʆnmənt ǁ ɔːr ] noun… …   Financial and business terms

  • Apportionment — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Apportionment >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 apportionment apportionment allotment consignment assignment appointment Sgm: N 1 appropriation appropriation Sgm: N 1 dispensation dispensation distribution Sgm: N 1 division …   English dictionary for students

  • Apportionment — The allocation of a loss between all of the insurance companies that insure a piece of property. This allocation is used to determine a percentage of liability for each insurer. For example, three insurers who each cover $30,000 on a $90,000… …   Investment dictionary

  • apportionment — In the general sense, distribution for planning of limited resources among competing requirements. Specific apportionments (e.g., air sorties and forces for planning) are described as apportionment of air sorties and forces for planning, etc. See …   Military dictionary

  • apportionment — cost apportionment Charging a proportion of a cost to a cost centre or cost unit because the cost centres or cost units are not directly incurring those costs although they share in incurring them. A basis of apportionment is always required. See …   Accounting dictionary

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