Definitions for precinctˈpri sɪŋkt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a district, as of a city, marked out for administrative purposes or for police protection.
Also called pre′cinct house`. the police station in such a district.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Government
one of a fixed number of districts, each containing one polling place, into which a city, town, etc., is divided for voting purposes.
Often, precincts. an enclosing boundary or limit.
precincts, the parts or regions immediately surrounding a place; environs.
a walled or otherwise bounded space within which a building or place is situated.
Origin of precinct:
1350–1400; ME < ML praecinctum, n. use of neut. of L praecinctus, ptp. of praecingere to gird about, surround =prae-pre - +cingere to surround
a district of a city or town marked out for administrative purposes
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a division of a city or town, especially one with its own police station
New Orleans' 3rd precinct
a mall or shopping area
a shopping precinct
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
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.
Translations for precinct
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(often in plural) the space surrounding a building etc (originally within walls or boundaries)
the cathedral precincts.
- حدود، تخوم، جوارArabic
- recintoPortuguese (BR)
- der BezirkGerman
- område; -områdeDanish
- õu, (hoone) ümbrusEstonian
- हाता, आहाता, परिवेशHindi
- ograđen prostorCroatian
- (bekerített) terület (épületé stb.)Hungarian
- lóð, afmarkað svæðiIcelandic
- (iestādes) iežogota/noteikta teritorijaLatvian
- område, strøkNorwegian
- teren (îngrădit)Romanian
- территория вокруг зданияRussian
- ograjen prostorSlovenian
- gradski kvartSerbian
- [inhägnat] områdeSwedish
- bina alanı, avlusuTurkish
- 地界Chinese (Trad.)
- обгороджена територія, що прилягає до будівліUkrainian
- khu vực có tường bao quanhVietnamese
- 地界Chinese (Simp.)
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