11 terms

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term
the specified length of time served by elected officials in their elected offices
session
the regular period of time during which a legislative body conducts business
special session
an extraordinary session of a legislative body
apportion
to distribute among the States on the basis of their respective populations
reapportion
to redistribute the seats in the House after each decennial census
single-member district
electoral district from which one person is chosen by the voters for each office on the ballot
at-large
election of an officeholder by the voters of an entire governmental unit rather than by the voters of a district, a subdivision of that area
gerrymander
the drawing of electoral district lines to the advantage of a party of group
continuous body
governing unit such as the Senate whose seats are never all up for election at the same time
constituents
all persons represented by a legislator or other elected officeholder
oversight function
review by legislative committees of the policies and programs of the executive branch