Definitions of district

  1. regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a region marked off for administrative or other purposes Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. applicable to or serving the needs of a particular district; "the district courts" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Rigorous; stringent; harsh. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The territory within which the lord has the power of coercing and punishing. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. 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
  7. Any portion of territory of undefined extent; a region; a country; a tract. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To divide into districts or limited portions of territory; as, legislatures district States for the choice of representatives. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 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.
  10. (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.
  11. A portion of territory; region. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. To divide into districts. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. A portion of territory specially set off; a region; tract. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. dis'trikt, n. a portion of territory defined for political, judicial, educational, or other purposes (as a registration district, a militia district, the District of Columbia): a region.--v.t. to divide into districts. [Fr.,--L. districtus--distring[)e]re, to draw tight.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  18. Territory marked off for special administrative purpose; division of parish with its own church or chapel& clergyman; urban or rural division of county with D. Council; assigned sphere of operations; tract of country with common characteristics, region; D. Railway, serving parts of London& suburbs; d. visitor, person working under clergyman\'s direction in section of parish; (vb) divide into dd. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. The name District has been given in American history to divisions of the country resembling territories in organization, but without representative or elective institutions. Existing instances are the District of Columbia and that of Alaska. An early instance was the District of Louisiana, which from 1804 to 1812 comprised all that portion of the Louisiana Purchase which lay north of the northern boundary of the present State of Louisiana. In South Carolina the counties were at one time called districts. Dictionary of United States history
  20. L.L., a crossing over.] (Mil.) Province occupied by troops commanded by one general officer. England is divided into nine, Scotland one, Ireland three, Channel Islands two. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  21. n. [Latin] A limited extent of country; circuit; province;—a division or quarter of a city;—a territory within given lines; region or portion of the earth;—an undefined territory. Cabinet Dictionary
  22. The circuit within which a man may be compelled to appearance; circuit of authority, province; region, country, territory. Complete Dictionary

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