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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In truth, California spreads power around multiple local governing bodies, including city councils, county boards of supervisors and special district boards for mosquito control, libraries and even cemeteries. Jon Healey, Los Angeles Times, 24 Oct. 2022 The Lee County Mosquito Control District, a special district in one of the communities hit hardest by Ian, employs about 100 workers, Jackson said. Evan Bush, NBC News, 23 Oct. 2022 The special district in Pawtucket stretches not just the stadium but a swath of downtown; the old McCoy Stadium area; and the area around the new train station. Brian Amaral, BostonGlobe.com, 18 Aug. 2022 The tax dollars kicked up in the special district will go to pay back the bonds. Brian Amaral, BostonGlobe.com, 26 July 2022 Someone may spend their money at a restaurant within a special district. Brian Amaral, BostonGlobe.com, 26 July 2022 To pay upfront for the Foxconn site and infrastructure such as water pipes and road upgrades, Mount Pleasant created a special district, called a tax increment financing, or TIF, district. Grady Mcgregor, Fortune, 4 Aug. 2022 State law dictates that when a special district is dissolved, the responsibility for paying its debt falls to the area local government. Heather Gillers, WSJ, 1 May 2022 One is a preexisting Florida law stating that no special district such as Reedy Creek could be dissolved without the permission of owners of a majority of its acreage. Michael Hiltzikbusiness Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 25 Apr. 2022 See More

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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 1 Dec. 2022.

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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