Definitions for precinctˈpri sɪŋkt
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a district of a city or town marked out for administrative purposes
An enclosed space having defined limits, normally marked by walls.
A pedestrianized and uncovered shopping area.
A subdivision of a city under the jurisdiction of a specific group of police; the police station situated in that district.
A subdivision of a city or town for the purposes of voting and representation in city or town government. In cities, precincts may be grouped into wards.
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
a district within certain boundaries; a minor territorial or jurisdictional division; as, an election precinct; a school precinct
a parish or prescribed territory attached to a church, and taxed for its support
Origin: [LL. praecinctum, fr. L. praecingere, praecinctum, to gird about, to encompass; prae before + cingere to gird, surround. See Pre-, and Cincture.]
A precinct is a space enclosed by the walls or other boundaries of a particular place or building, or by an arbitrary and imaginary line drawn around it. The term has several different uses. It can, for example, refer to a division of a police department in a large city.
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