Definitions for: District

[n] a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
[adj] applicable to or serving the needs of a particular district; "the district courts"
[v] regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns

Webster (1913) Definition: Dis"trict, a. [L. districtus, p. p.]
Rigorous; stringent; harsh. [Obs.]

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

Dis"trict, n. [LL. districtus district, fr. L.
districtus, p. p. of distringere: cf. F. district. See
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
of the United

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

These districts which between the tropics lie.

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;

Dis"trict, v. t. [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

Synonyms: local, territory, zone

See Also: Acadia, Acre, administrative district, administrative division, American Samoa, Aragon, AS, associated state, Athos, Attica, Boeotia, border district, borderland, Castile, Castilla, Catalonia, city district, community, congressional district, development, East Malaysia, Eastern Samoa, enclave, Galloway, goldfield, govern, jurisdiction, Kordofan, Lake District, Lakeland, Lothian Region, Louisiana Purchase, march, marchland, Mount Athos, Natal, North Borneo, Northern Territory, Northwest Territories, order, Palatinate, Pfalz, protectorate, region, regularize, regulate, residential area, residential district, Sabah, Sarawak, territorial division, West Malaysia, Yukon, Yukon Territory

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