redistribution

(noun) The transfer of goods or services between people and groups to a central authority for allocation.

Example: A potlatch, which is a ceremonial feast where large amounts of gifts are given by a host to guests or property is destroyed to display the host’s superior wealth sometimes to the host’s own detriment.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: redistributions

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How to Cite the Definition of Redistribution

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “redistribution.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 14, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/redistribution/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

redistribution. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/redistribution/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “redistribution.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 14, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/redistribution/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“redistribution.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 14 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/redistribution/>.