What does precinct mean?

Definitions for precinct
ˈpri sɪŋktprecinct

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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. Rodney Harrison:

    The investigation is still preliminary, a lot of work still needs to be done, the complainants are cooperating and I'm confident that the investigators from the first precinct will make an arrest on this case sooner than later.

  2. Rachel Phillips:

    As part of our training, we've been taught to meet as many people in Jane Meyer precinct as possible. So, we have personal relationships with a lot of people who are in our precinct, maybe somebody that we do have in Pete's corner may know that person who is going for Amy Klobuchar and may know things that are important to them. We are trying to form those personal relationships before caucus night.

  3. Andy McGuire:

    The app seemed to be working in our precinct, i saw Des Moines-area put it in. It seemed to be working just fine.

  4. John Bel Edwards:

    The reasons include taking into account the older age of the majority of precinct volunteers and workers, and the need to reduce public contact, and also to allow maximum participation by all voters, regardless of their age and their health conditions.

  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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