Definitions for: Precinct

[n] a district of a city or town marked out for administrative purposes

Webster (1913) Definition: Pre"cinct (?; 277), n. [LL. praecinctum, fr. L.
praecingere, praecinctum, to gird about, to encompass; prae
before + cingere to gird, surround. See Pre-, and
1. The limit or exterior line encompassing a place; a
boundary; a confine; limit of jurisdiction or authority;
-- often in the plural; as, the precincts of a state.
``The precincts of light.'' --Milton.

2. A district within certain boundaries; a minor territorial
or jurisdictional division; as, an election precinct; a
school precinct.

3. A parish or prescribed territory attached to a church, and
taxed for its support. [U.S.]

The parish, or precinct, shall proceed to a new
choice. --Laws of

See Also: city district, election district, police precinct, voting precinct

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