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 and Etymology 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 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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