›INSURANCE, LAWto decide who is responsible for an accident or event, especially when deciding how much of the costs each person, insurancecompany, etc. should pay: I'm not here to apportion blame, but only to try and resolve the problem.Liability was apportioned 80-20 in his favour.
›ACCOUNTING, TAXto dividecosts between different accounts or uses: apportion sth between sb/sthItems such as gas and electricity bills can be apportioned between home and work use.
Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.
by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,