What does precinct mean?

Definitions for precinct
ˈpri sɪŋktprecinct

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. precinctnoun

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


  1. precinctnoun

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

  2. precinctnoun

    A pedestrianized and uncovered shopping area.

  3. precinctnoun

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

  4. precinctnoun

    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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Precinctnoun

    Outward limit; boundary.

    Etymology: præcinctus, Latin.

    The main body of the sea being one, yet within divers precincts, hath divers names; so the catholick church is in like sort divided into a number of distinct societies. Richard Hooker.

    Through all restraint broke loose, he wings his way
    Not far off heav’n, in the precincts of light,
    Directly towards the new-created world. John Milton.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Precinctnoun

    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

  2. Precinctnoun

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

  3. Precinctnoun

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

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


  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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  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. Supreme Court:

    As with the out-of-precinct policy, the modest evidence of racially disparate burdens caused by HB 2023, in light of the State’s justifications, leads us to the conclusion that the law does not violate §2 of the VRA.

  2. 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.

  3. Peyton Manning:

    The meeting ended when I was handcuffed by a detective and locked in a small room adjacent to the interview room, approximately 20 minutes later, I was removed .?.?. still handcuffed and marched through the precinct. I was processed and ultimately placed in a holding cell.

  4. New York:

    The New York City Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in ascertaining the whereabouts and identity of three individuals depicted in the attached photo and video in connection to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 102nd Precinct.

  5. Elizabeth Warren:

    We are not anonymous people in our precinct, so we're going to have to stand in some corner on Monday night, and it's going to be Bob Dvorsky corner.

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

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