federal district

noun

Definition of federal district

: a district set apart as the seat of the central government of a federation

Examples of federal district in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This was the first case related to vaccination requirements to make it to the Supreme Court, after a federal district judge and panel of the Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit rejected the students' request. The Week Staff, The Week, 13 Aug. 2021 Those challenges produced rulings among several federal district and circuit courts that contradicted one another. Alexandra Jaffe, ajc, 24 Dec. 2021 Those challenges produced rulings among several federal district and circuit courts that contradicted one another. BostonGlobe.com, 24 Dec. 2021 The Biden administration has since sold oil and gas drilling rights in the Gulf of Mexico after a federal district judge in June ruled against the moratorium. Ari Natter, BostonGlobe.com, 14 Dec. 2021 But his request for a stay of execution was denied by a federal district judge and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. Washington Post, 10 Dec. 2021 But his request for a stay of execution was denied by a federal district judge and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. CBS News, 9 Dec. 2021 But his request for a stay of execution was denied by a federal district judge and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Sean Murphy, ajc, 9 Dec. 2021 According to a 2010 ProPublica survey, 12% of the roughly 1,200 sitting federal district and circuit judges are 80 or older. Max Ufberg, Fortune, 4 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of federal district

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of federal district was circa 1934

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16 Jan 2022

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“Federal district.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/federal%20district. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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