Definition of Gerrymandering

1. Noun. (politics) The practice of redrawing electoral districts to gain an electoral advantage for a political party. ¹



2. Verb. (present participle of gerrymander) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gerrymandering

1. gerrymander [v] - See also: gerrymander

Lexicographical Neighbors of Gerrymandering

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gerontotherapeutics
gerontotherapy
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geropiga
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gerrymandering (current term)
gerrymanders
gersdorffite
gersdorffites
gershayim
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gerstleyite
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gerund-participle
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Literary usage of Gerrymandering

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readings in American Government and Politics edited by Charles Austin Beard (1910)
"The Art of gerrymandering Subject to the rule regarding "contiguous ... This is the art of gerrymandering. It is described in an interesting manner in a ..."

2. Electoral Reform in England and Wales: The Development and Operation of the by Charles Seymour (1915)
"... B — Character of the disfranchised boroughs — Difficulties in passing the disfranchising clauses — Charges of gerrymandering — The enfranchising clauses ..."

3. Political Recollections, 1840 to 1872 by George Washington Julian (1884)
"Morion and his scheme of gerrymandering—The XIV Amendment—Hasty reconstruction and the Territorial plan— The Military Bill—Impeachment—An amusing incident— ..."

4. Partisan Politics, the Evil and the Remedy: An Analysis of the Great by James Sayles Brown (1897)
"CHAPTER X. gerrymandering. ANOTHER scheme, equally reprehensible, which has been long in practice by the parties as a means of increasing their ..."

5. History of the Life and Times of James Madison by William Cabell Rives (1870)
"... Endeavors to defeat Mr. Madison's Election to House of Representatives by gerrymandering his Congressional District—Animated Canvass between Mr. Madison ..."

6. The Law of the Federal and State Constitutions of the United States: With an by Frederic Jesup Stimson (1908)
"gerrymandering. The Constitutions of California and Idaho provide that when a congressional district shall be composed of two or more counties, ..."

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