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Meaning of PRECINCT

Pronunciation:  'preesingkt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a district of a city or town marked out for administrative purposes
 

PRECINCT is a 8 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: city district, election district, police precinct, voting precinct

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pre"cinct\ (?; 277), n. [LL. praecinctum, fr. L.
praecingere, praecinctum, to gird about, to encompass; prae
before + cingere to gird, surround. See {Pre-}, and
{Cincture}.]
1. 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.
   ``The precincts of light.'' --Milton.

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

3. A parish or prescribed territory attached to a church, and
   taxed for its support. [U.S.]

         The parish, or precinct, shall proceed to a new
         choice.                               --Laws of
                                               Massachusetts.

 
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