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Definitions of district

  1. regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns
  2. applicable to or serving the needs of a particular district; " the district courts"
  3. Rigorous; stringent; harsh.
  4. The territory within which the lord has the power of coercing and punishing.
  5. 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.
  6. Any portion of territory of undefined extent; a region; a country; a tract.
  7. Province; territory; region or tract of country; circuit; division; as, a school district.
  8. ( orig.) The territory within which a superior had a right to distrain or otherwise exercise authority: a portion of territory defined or undefined: a region.
  9. A portion of territory; region.
  10. A portion of territory specially set off; a region; tract.
  11. A limited extent of country; a circuit of territory or a town within which power, right, or authority may be exercised, and to which it is restrained; a definite region; a portion of territory without very definite limits.
  12. To divide into limited districts District court, a court which has cognizance of certain causes within a district defined by law District judge, the judge of a district court District school, a school within a certain district of a town District surveyor, a local officer legally appointed to superintend repairs, examine buildings, & c. Military districts, the respective portions into which the country is divided for the convenience of command, as the northern, south- western, and western. See Distrain.
  13. A limited extent of country; a part of a country or city defined by law or by agreement.

Usage examples for district

  1. North- the Chandalar River district. – Colorado Jim by George Goodchild
  2. For the first part of the tour we were in one district, for the last in another, but somehow in the middle we fell between two stools. – Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life by Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
  3. This man it was then, who held the fate of the district in his hand; they would have to come to some agreement with him. – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
  4. " Now," said the District Attorney, " I propose to read two of these letters. – Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green
  5. Each district generally has its own judge, called the District Judge, and always its own court, called the District Court of that district. – The American Judiciary by Simeon E. Baldwin, LLD
  6. Go to the district and write me from there all that you need, and I will do for you anything in the world. – Maximina by Armando Palacio Valdés
  7. Toussaint, with Monsieur Pascal, had arrived from Cap, where all was at present quiet, and where he had done the best he could, as he believed, by making Moyse a general, and leaving him in charge of the town and district, till a person could be found fit for the difficult and most anxious office of Governor of Cap. – The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance by Harriet Martineau
  8. Francis had often gone over this district in every direction. – Life of St. Francis of Assisi by Paul Sabatier
  9. " The district attorney," Bobby answered, " a detective, probably Hartley Graham." – The Abandoned Room by Wadsworth Camp
  10. For a personal proof, now: he had her all round him in a strange district though he had never cast eye on her. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  11. On his departure the district attorney's countenance changed. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  12. Who is talked of in the whole district now? – Master and Man by Leo Tolstoy
  13. The archdeacon sat an hour in his study, waiting patiently for him to return from his district, and after all got but a sorry reception. – The New Rector by Stanley J. Weyman
  14. Ahead of me in my own district! – Plunkitt of Tammany Hall by George Washington Plunkitt
  15. Then the district was to be left to its fate? – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
  16. From here we worked our way into the Hoopstad district. – Native-Life-in-South-Africa by Plaatje, Sol (Solomon Tshekisho)
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