Define: Apportionment

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Definition: Apportionment


Quick Summary of Apportionment


Apportionment is an allocation based on some proportions. The legal term apportionment means distribution or allotment in proper shares. Most often apportionment pertains to the allocation of a loss between all of the insurance companies that insure a piece of property.



What is the dictionary definition of Apportionment?

Dictionary Definition


  1. The act of apportioning or the state of being apportioned.
  2. U.S. The distribution of members of the House of Representatives according to the population of the various states.
  3. U.S. The allocation of direct taxation according to the population of the various states.

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Full Definition of Apportionment


Apportionment is an allocation based on some proportions.

The legal term apportionment means distribution or allotment in proper shares.

Most often apportionment pertains to the allocation of a loss between all of the insurance companies that insure a piece of property.


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This glossary post was last updated: 15th March 2019.