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Definition of District

District
District Dis"trict, a. [L. districtus, p. p.] Rigorous; stringent; harsh. [Obs.] Punishing with the rod of district severity. --Foxe.
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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.
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District Dis"trict, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Districted; p. pr. & vb. n. Districting.] To divide into districts or limited portions of territory; as, legislatures district States for the choice of representatives.

Meaning of District from wikipedia

- subdivisions of muni****lities, school district, or political district. A muni****l utility district is a special-purpose district or other jurisdiction that provides...
- States district court. Each federal judicial district has at least one courthouse, and many districts have more than one. The formal name of a district court...
- In the United States, a district attorney (DA) is the chief prosecutor for a local government area, typically a county. The exact name of the office varies...
- A school district is a special-purpose district that operates local public primary and secondary schools in various nations. In the U.S, public schools...
- The Nilgiris District is in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Nilgiri (English: Blue Mountains) is the name given to a range of mountains spread...
- An electoral district, also known as an election district, legislative district, voting district, constituency, riding, ward, division, (election) precinct...
- The Lake District, also known as the Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England. A po****r holiday destination, it is famous for...
- The District line is a London Underground line that runs from Upminster in the east to Earl's Court in west London, where it splits into a number of branches...
- Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States. Founded after...
- District heating (also known as heat networks or teleheating) is a system for distributing heat generated in a centralized location through a system of...
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