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Apportioning   /əpˈɔrʃənɪŋ/   Listen

The act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan.  Synonyms: allocation, allotment, apportionment, assignation, parceling, parcelling.

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"Apportioning" Quotes from Famous Books

... something of the system by which priests were safeguarded now in the north—the districts into which the county was divided, and the apportioning of the responsibilities among the faithful houses. It was her business, she said, to receive messages and to pass them on; she had entertained perhaps a dozen priests since the summer; perhaps she would entertain him, too, ...
— Come Rack! Come Rope! • Robert Hugh Benson

... Assessments.—A State may defray the entire expense of creating, developing, and improving a political subdivision either from funds raised by general taxation, or by apportioning the burden among the municipalities in which the improvements are made, or by creating, or authorizing the creation of, tax districts to meet sanctioned outlays.[480] Where a State statute authorizes municipal authorities to define the district to be benefited by a street improvement ...
— The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation • Edward Corwin

... question of choice in apportioning the three "best rooms," prepared for occupation, because two adjoined each other, with a door between; and these suggested themselves naturally for Lord and Lady Dauntrey. The third and smaller room was at a distance, and had only one ...
— The Guests Of Hercules • C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

... like all one's best friends, made me happy or unhappy, but was never stupid. Then we had to learn Malay and its Arabic characters, with the help of Marsden's grammar and dictionary, and the Bible translated into that language by the Dutch. We lived by rule, apportioning the hours to certain duties, and every one knows how fast time passes under those conditions. The two clergymen busied themselves with teaching the sailors, and several of them presented themselves at Holy Communion in consequence, the last ...
— Sketches of Our Life at Sarawak • Harriette McDougall

... system of creation that divided races and subdivided them according to mysterious laws, apportioning special qualities to each, the varieties of the human race exhibit certain characters and qualifications which adapt them for specific localities. The natural character of those races will not alter with a change of locality, but the instincts of each race will ...
— The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile • Sir Samuel White Baker

... or fairly imminent, just so is it vain to expect an international adjustment of the immigration problem on economic grounds until the existence of an international surplus is demonstrated, and the methods of apportioning ...
— The Unpopular Review, Volume II Number 3 • Various

... of the dead hand" in the United States than the history of the income tax. The Constitution laid it down that no head tax or other direct tax should be imposed except by apportioning it among the several States on the basis of their population. No more effective barrier to any system of direct taxation could possibly have been devised. It would seem clear that the main intention of this Constitutional provision ...
— The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 21 - The Recent Days (1910-1914) • Charles F. Horne, Editor

... hearken to it. We are so much the more concernd to see that great interest of the purchasers satisfyed and quieted, at least in that way which our own votes haue propounded. On Munday next we are to return to the consideration of apportioning 100,000li. per annum upon all the lands in the nation, in lieu of the Court of Wards. The debate among the Countyes, each thinking it self overrated, makes the successe of that businesse something casuall, and truly I shall not assist it much for my part, for it is ...
— Andrew Marvell • Augustine Birrell

Words linked to "Apportioning" :   parcel, deal, parceling, reallocation, reallotment, reapportionment, portion, subsidization, allocation, rationing, subsidisation, grant, distribution, share

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