special district


: a political subdivision of a state established to provide a single public service (such as water supply or sanitation) within a specific geographic area

Examples of special district in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The special district then countersued Disney in state court days later, and a state judge allowed the case to move forward in July. Alison Durkee, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024 Formed by the state in 1962, the San Diego Unified Port District is a special district that spans 34 miles of coastline from Shelter Island to the border. Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Feb. 2024 There also was a fight between Disney and the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District, which was created in 2023 by DeSantis to replace Disney's 56-year-old special district, Reedy Creek Improvement District. USA TODAY, 27 Mar. 2024 In a complaint filed in Florida federal court, Disney is seeking a court order that legislation dissolving its special district was enacted in retaliation for its political speech in violation of the First Amendment. Winston Cho, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 June 2023 The independent special district provides residents–many of whom live in the Wildland Urban Interface–with defensible space and services addressing a home’s vulnerabilities to better withstand wildfire. Anne Gelhaus, The Mercury News, 11 Feb. 2024 Disney sued DeSantis in April after the conservative governor and his allies in the state took control of the special district that governs Walt Disney World. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, 31 Jan. 2024 The Pulaski County special district responded to Marshall's order with plans to add 10 classrooms, a 2,200-seat arena, a softball field and new space for the JROTC program at Mills. Cynthia Howell, arkansasonline.com, 23 Jan. 2024 DeSantis has been working to take control of the special district encompassing the Walt Disney World Resort but has faced some roadblocks as Disney has fought to maintain its autonomy. Jack Birle, Washington Examiner, 26 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of special district was in 1950

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“Special district.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/special%20district. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

Legal Definition

special district

: a political subdivision of a state established to provide a single public service (as water supply or sanitation) within a specific geographical area
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