federal district

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of federal district was circa 1934

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“Federal district.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/federal%20district. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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