Simple Definition of district
: an area established by a government for official government business
: an area or section that has some special characteristic or purpose
Full Definition of district
1 a : a territorial division (as for administrative or electoral purposes) b : the basic administrative unit for local government in Northern Ireland
2 : an area, region, or section with a distinguishing character <a shopping district>
Examples of district in a sentence
Six police officers are in charge of the district.
She represents the eighth congressional district.
Origin of district
French, from Medieval Latin districtus jurisdiction, district, from distringere to distrain — more at distrain
First Known Use: 1611
Definition of district
: to divide or organize into districts
First Known Use of district
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Definition of district for Students
1 : an area or section (as of a city or nation) set apart for some purpose <our school district>
2 : an area or region with some special feature <the city's shopping district>
Legal Definition of district
: a territorial division (as of a nation, state, county, or city) for administrative, judicial, electoral, or other purposes: as a : an administrative unit esp. of a town or city established for the performance of a special governmental function <the water district> <park district> b : congressional district c : one of the divisions of the United States or of the individual states served by a particular federal or state court
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