District

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

District \Dis"trict\, adjective [L. districtus, p. p.] Rigorous; stringent; harsh. [Obs.]

Punishing with the rod of district severity. --Foxe.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

District \Dis"trict\, noun [LL. districtus district, fr. L. districtus, p. p. of distringere: cf. F. district. See {Distrain}.]

1. (Feudal Law) The territory within which the lord has the power of coercing and punishing.

2. A division of territory; a defined portion of a state, town, or city, etc., made for administrative, electoral, or other purposes; as, a congressional district, judicial district, land district, school district, etc.

To exercise exclusive legislation . . . over such district not exceeding ten miles square. --The Constitution of the United States.

3. Any portion of territory of undefined extent; a region; a country; a tract.

These districts which between the tropics lie. --Blackstone.

{Congressional district}. See under {Congressional}.

{District attorney}, the prosecuting officer of a district or district court.

{District court}, a subordinate municipal, state, or United States tribunal, having jurisdiction in certain cases within a judicial district.

{District judge}, one who presides over a district court.

{District school}, a public school for the children within a school district. [U.S.]

Syn: Division; circuit; quarter; province; tract; region; country.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

District \Dis"trict\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Districted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Districting}.] To divide into districts or limited portions of territory; as, legislatures district States for the choice of representatives.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

district

noun

1: a region marked off for administrative or other purposes [syn: {district}, {territory}, {territorial dominion}, {dominion}]

verb

1: regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns [syn: {zone}, {district}]


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