allotment, apportionment, apportioning, allocation, parceling, parcelling, assignation(noun)
the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan
"the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state"
The act of apportioning or the state of being apportioned
The distribution of members of the House of Representatives according to the population of the various states
The allocation of direct taxation according to the population of the various states
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 right or property
Origin: [Cf. F. apportionnement, LL. apportionamentum.]
The legal term apportionment means distribution or allotment in proper shares. It is a term used in law in a variety of senses. Sometimes it is employed roughly and has no technical meaning; this indicates the distribution of a benefit, or liability, or the incidence of a duty. In its strict legal interpretation apportionment falls into two classes: "apportionment in respect of estate" and "apportionment in respect of time."
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
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 also allocation; apportionment (air).
The numerical value of apportionment in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of apportionment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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