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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  District  \Dis"trict\,  a.  [L.  districtus  p.  p.] 
  Rigorous;  stringent;  harsh.  [Obs.] 
 
  Punishing  with  the  rod  of  district  severity.  --Foxe. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  District  \Dis"trict\,  n.  [LL.  districtus  district,  fr  L. 
  districtus  p.  p.  of  distringere:  cf  F.  district.  See 
  {Distrain}.] 
  1.  (Feudal  Law)  The  territory  within  which  the  lord  has  the 
  power  of  coercing  and  punishing. 
 
  2.  A  division  of  territory;  a  defined  portion  of  a  state, 
  town,  or  city,  etc.,  made  for  administrative,  electoral, 
  or  other  purposes;  as  a  congressional  district,  judicial 
  district,  land  district,  school  district,  etc 
 
  To  exercise  exclusive  legislation  .  .  .  over  such 
  district  not  exceeding  ten  miles  square.  --The 
  Constitution 
  of  the  United 
  States. 
 
  3.  Any  portion  of  territory  of  undefined  extent;  a  region;  a 
  country;  a  tract. 
 
  These  districts  which  between  the  tropics  lie. 
  --Blackstone. 
 
  {Congressional  district}.  See  under  {Congressional}. 
 
  {District  attorney},  the  prosecuting  officer  of  a  district  or 
  district  court. 
 
  {District  court},  a  subordinate  municipal,  state,  or  United 
  States  tribunal,  having  jurisdiction  in  certain  cases 
  within  a  judicial  district. 
 
  {District  judge},  one  who  presides  over  a  district  court. 
 
  {District  school},  a  public  school  for  the  children  within  a 
  school  district.  [U.S.] 
 
  Syn:  Division;  circuit;  quarter;  province;  tract;  region; 
  country. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  District  \Dis"trict\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Districted};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Districting}.] 
  To  divide  into  districts  or  limited  portions  of  territory; 
  as  legislatures  district  States  for  the  choice  of 
  representatives. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  district 
  adj  :  applicable  to  or  serving  the  needs  of  a  particular  district; 
  "the  district  courts" 
  n  :  a  region  marked  off  for  administrative  or  other  purposes 
  [syn:  {territory}] 
  v  :  regulate  housing  in  of  certain  areas  of  towns  [syn:  {zone}] 




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