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district

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noun, often attributive dis·trict \ˈdis-(ˌ)trikt\

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of district

  1. 1 a :  a territorial division (as for administrative or electoral purposes) b :  the basic administrative unit for local government in Northern Ireland

  2. 2 :  an area, region, or section with a distinguishing character <a shopping district>

Examples of district in a sentence

  1. Six police officers are in charge of the district.

  2. She represents the eighth congressional district.



Origin and Etymology of district

French, from Medieval Latin districtus jurisdiction, district, from distringere to distrain — more at distrain


First Known Use: 1611


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district

verb dis·trict

Definition of district

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to divide or organize into districts



1792

First Known Use of district

1792



DISTRICT Defined for Kids

district

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noun dis·trict \ˈdi-ˌstrikt\

Definition of district for Students

  1. 1 :  an area or section (as of a city or nation) set apart for some purpose <our school district>

  2. 2 :  an area or region with some special feature <the city's shopping district>




Law Dictionary

district

noun dis·trict

Legal Definition of district

  1. :  a territorial division (as of a nation, state, county, or city) for administrative, judicial, electoral, or other purposes: as a :  an administrative unit especially 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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