What does precinct mean?

Definitions for precinct
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word precinct.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. precinct(noun)

    a district of a city or town marked out for administrative purposes

Wiktionary

  1. precinct(Noun)

    An enclosed space having defined limits, normally marked by walls.

  2. precinct(Noun)

    A pedestrianized and uncovered shopping area.

  3. precinct(Noun)

    A subdivision of a city under the jurisdiction of a specific group of police; the police station situated in that district.

  4. precinct(Noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Precinct(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [LL. praecinctum, fr. L. praecingere, praecinctum, to gird about, to encompass; prae before + cingere to gird, surround. See Pre-, and Cincture.]

  2. Precinct(noun)

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

    Etymology: [LL. praecinctum, fr. L. praecingere, praecinctum, to gird about, to encompass; prae before + cingere to gird, surround. See Pre-, and Cincture.]

  3. Precinct(noun)

    a parish or prescribed territory attached to a church, and taxed for its support

    Etymology: [LL. praecinctum, fr. L. praecingere, praecinctum, to gird about, to encompass; prae before + cingere to gird, surround. See Pre-, and Cincture.]

Freebase

  1. Precinct

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Precinct

    prē′singkt, n. limit or boundary of a place: a district or division within certain boundaries: limit of jurisdiction or authority. [L. præcinctus, pa.p. of præcingĕrepræ, before, cingĕre, to gird.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of precinct in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of precinct in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of precinct in a Sentence

  1. John Jay Chapman:

    Try to raise a voice that shall be heard from here to Albany and watch what it is that comes forward to shut off the sound. It is not a German sergeant, nor a Russian officer of the precinct. It is a note from a friend of your fathers offering you a place in his office. This is your warning from the secret police. Why, if any of you young gentlemen have a mind to get heard a mile off, you must make a bonfire of your reputation, and a close enemy of most men who wish you well. And what will you get in return? Well, if I must for the benefit of the economists, charge you up with some selfish gain, I will say that you get the satisfaction of having been heard, and that this is the whole possible scope of human ambition.

  2. Troy Price:

    As part of our investigation, we determined with certainty that the underlying data collected via the app was sound. While the app was recording data accurately, it was reporting out only partial data. We have determined that this was due to a coding issue in the reporting system. This issue was identified and fixed. The application's reporting issue did not impact the ability of precinct chairs to report data accurately, while our plan is to release results as soon as possible today, our ultimate goal is to ensure that the integrity and accuracy of the process continues to be upheld.

  3. Gary Buske:

    We're just supposed to contact all of our friends, push it, and then they're making calls and doing door knocking and compiling voter lists and precinct captains and all that, it's all a ground game right now. I'm excited about it. He's right where he wants to be, and he's spending money very carefully and very slowly and very wisely and building the ground game. It's just building.

  4. Chuck Laudner:

    We have so many supporters out there that we have to train if they're going to be caucus captains and take charge in their precinct.

  5. Josh Campbell:

    Portland is not a city under siege. Today, I went to a Starbucks downtown, ate lunch at one of the city's famous downtown food trucks, and bought a new pair of shoes at the mall. As I write this, I'm looking out of my hotel room at a bike tour riding by outside on the downtown street, to be sure, there have been protests -- peaceful during the daytime, and some turning violent at night -- for over 90 days, but the rioting has largely been confined to one city block downtown near the federal courthouse. Last night, protesters showed up at a police precinct a few miles from downtown and were dispersed by police after some protesters started throwing eggs and rocks at police cars. There has been periodic, localized violence, but nothing widespread.

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  • منطقةArabic
  • περίβολοςGreek
  • recintoSpanish
  • vaalialue, jalankulkualue, vaalipiiri, piiri, poliisipiiriFinnish
  • bureau, arrondissement de commune, canton, district, enceinteFrench
  • मेंडHindi
  • 구내Korean
  • incintăRomanian
  • территория, избирательный округ, район, избирательный участок, округRussian
  • polisstationSwedish
  • บริเวณThai
  • phườngVietnamese
  • 管理区Chinese

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