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Definition of Congressional district

Congressional district
District Dis"trict, n. [LL. districtus district, fr. L. districtus, p. p. of distringere: cf. F. district. See Distrain.] 1. (Feudal Law) The territory within which the lord has the power of coercing and punishing. 2. 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. To exercise exclusive legislation . . . over such district not exceeding ten miles square. --The Constitution of the United States. 3. Any portion of territory of undefined extent; a region; a country; a tract. These districts which between the tropics lie. --Blackstone. Congressional district. See under Congressional. District attorney, the prosecuting officer of a district or district court. District court, a subordinate municipal, state, or United States tribunal, having jurisdiction in certain cases within a judicial district. District judge, one who presides over a district court. District school, a public school for the children within a school district. [U.S.] Syn: Division; circuit; quarter; province; tract; region; country.
Congressional District
Congressional Con*gres"sion*al, a. Of or pertaining to a congress, especially, to the Congress of the United States; as, congressional debates. Congressional and official labor. --E. Everett. Congressional District, one of the divisions into which a State is periodically divided (according to population), each of which is entitled to elect a Representative to the Congress of the United States.

Meaning of Congressional district from wikipedia

- A congressional district is an electoral constituency that elects a single member of a congress. Countries with congressional districts include the United...
- one congressional district. The 1990 census gave California seven additional congressional seats. Attempts by the legislature to draw up new districts were...
- Ohio's 4th congressional district spans sections of the northeast, central, and southwest areas of the state. Its nickname, "the duck district," refers...
- California's 22nd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of California. The district is currently represented by Republican...
- Ohio is divided into 16 congressional districts, each represented by a member of the United States House of Representatives. After the 2010 Census, Ohio...
- Florida is divided into 27 congressional districts, each represented by a member of the United States House of Representatives. After the 2010 Census...
- at-large congressional district Illinois's at-large congressional district Illinois's 19th congressional district Illinois's 20th congressional district Illinois's...
- The U.S. state of New York currently comprises 27 congressional districts. Each district elects one member of the United States House of Representatives...
- California's 25th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of California that covers part of northern Los Angeles County and...
- California's 28th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of California, in Los Angeles County. The district is regarded as...
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