District

Definition of District

Dis´trict
a.1.Rigorous; stringent; harsh.
Punishing with the rod of district severity.
- Foxe.
n.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.
v. t.1.To divide into districts or limited portions of territory; as, legislatures district States for the choice of representatives.
[imp. & p. p. Districted; p. pr. & vb. n. Districting.]

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