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Definitions of district

  1. To divide into limited districts District court, a court which has cognizance of certain causes within a district defined by law District judge, the judge of a district court District school, a school within a certain district of a town District surveyor, a local officer legally appointed to superintend repairs, examine buildings, &c. Military districts, the respective portions into which the country is divided for the convenience of command, as the northern, south-western, and western. See Distrain. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. The territory within which the lord has the power of coercing and punishing. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A division of territory; a defined portion of a state, town, or city, etc., made for administrative, electoral, or other purposes; as, a congressional district, judicial district, land district, school district, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Any portion of territory of undefined extent; a region; a country; a tract. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Province; territory; region or tract of country; circuit; division; as, a school district. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. (orig.) The territory within which a superior had a right to distrain or otherwise exercise authority: a portion of territory defined or undefined: a region. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. A portion of territory; region. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. A portion of territory specially set off; a region; tract. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. A limited extent of country; a circuit of territory or a town within which power, right, or authority may be exercised, and to which it is restrained; a definite region; a portion of territory without very definite limits. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. A limited extent of country; a part of a country or city defined by law or by agreement. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. applicable to or serving the needs of a particular district; "the district courts" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. Rigorous; stringent; harsh. Webster Dictionary DB

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Usage examples for district

  1. North- the Chandalar River district – Colorado Jim by George Goodchild
  2. For the first part of the tour we were in one district for the last in another, but somehow in the middle we fell between two stools. – Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life by Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
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