apportioned


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ap·por·tion

 (ə-pôr′shən)
tr.v. ap·por·tioned, ap·por·tion·ing, ap·por·tions
To divide and assign according to a plan; allot: "The tendency persists to apportion blame as suits the circumstances" (Natalie Angier). See Synonyms at distribute.

[French apportioner, from Old French : a-, to (from Latin ad-, ad-) + portionner, to divide into portions (from portion, portion; see portion).]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.apportioned - given out in portionsapportioned - given out in portions    
distributed - spread out or scattered about or divided up
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Ahab well knew that although his friends at home would think little of his entering a boat in certain comparatively harmless vicissitudes of the chase, for the sake of being near the scene of action and giving his orders in person, yet for Captain Ahab to have a boat actually apportioned to him as a regular headsman in the hunt --above all for Captain Ahab to be supplied with five extra men, as that same boat's crew, he well knew that such generous conceits never entered the heads of the owners of the Pequod.
Of this preparation a tolerably abundant plateful was apportioned to each pupil.
We made a very good meal by the kitchen fire, and then apportioned the bedrooms: Herbert and Startop were to occupy one; I and our charge the other.
The master of the ceremonies apportioned the sun to them, and stationed them, each on the spot where he was to stand.
It is evident that it can have no influence upon the legislature, in regard to the amount of taxes to be laid, to the objects upon which they are to be imposed, or to the rule by which they are to be apportioned.
On the other hand, the police of the Casino were an able body of men; and though to escape the crush was an impossibility, however much one might wish it, the eight croupiers apportioned to each table kept an eye upon the stakes, performed the necessary reckoning, and decided disputes as they arose.
Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.
It is not too much to say that it will rank level with my own when the final credit of this business comes to be apportioned.
Choice of rooms and of seats at the tables apportioned in the order in which passages are engaged; and no passage considered engaged until ten percent of the passage money is deposited with the treasurer.
nearly always powdered), her moist eyes, and her expression of continual readiness to pass at once from melancholy to an unnatural rapture of married bliss, Boris could not utter the decisive words, though in imagination he had long regarded himself as the possessor of those Penza and Nizhegorod estates and had apportioned the use of the income from them.
Thus was the little company divided into two camps, and when the provisions had been apportioned each immediately set to work to open and distribute food and water.
And by the light of her burning, old Bashti apportioned the loot.