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district

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

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

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

  2. She represents the eighth congressional district.

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Origin and Etymology of district

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


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district

verb

Definition of district

transitive verb
:to divide or organize into districts

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First Known Use of district

1792



DISTRICT Defined for English Language Learners

district

noun

Definition of district for English Language Learners

  • : an area established by a government for official government business

  • : an area or section that has some special characteristic or purpose


DISTRICT Defined for Kids

district

noun dis·trict \ ˈdi-ˌstrikt \

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

Law Dictionary

district

noun dis·trict

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
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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