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Definition of Districts
District Dis"trict, a. [L. districtus, p. p.]
Rigorous; stringent; harsh. [Obs.]
Punishing with the rod of district severity. --Foxe.
DistrictDistrict Dis"trict, n. [LL. districtus district, fr. L.
districtus, p. p. of distringere: cf. F. district. See
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
of the United
3. Any portion of territory of undefined extent; a region; a
country; a tract.
These districts which between the tropics lie.
Congressional district. See under Congressional.
District attorney, the prosecuting officer of a district or
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. DistrictDistrict 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
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