Definition of Precinct

1. Noun. A district of a city or town marked out for administrative purposes.

Generic synonyms: City District
Specialized synonyms: Police Precinct, Election District, Voting Precinct



Definition of Precinct

1. n. 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.

Definition of Precinct

1. Noun. (chiefly in the plural) An enclosed space having defined limits, normally marked by walls. ¹

2. Noun. (U.K.) A pedestrianized and uncovered shopping area. ¹

3. Noun. (US law enforcement) A subdivision of a city under the jurisdiction of a specific group of police; the police station situated in that district. ¹

4. Noun. (American English) 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Precinct

1. a subdivision of a city or town [n -S]

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Literary usage of Precinct

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Federal and State Constitutions: Colonial Charters, and Other Organic by Francis N. Thorpe, United States (1909)
"Little Sugar Creek precinct, at the house of Isaac D. Stockton; ID Stockton, ... Clark Creek precinct, at some suitable place near the junction of Clark and ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"Voters removing from one election precinct to another in the same county may appear before the assessor at any time previous to the delivery of the registry ..."

3. The Federal and State Constitutions, Colonial Charters, and Other Organic by Benjamin Perley Poore, United States Congress. Senate (1878)
"Brownsville precinct, at the house of GW Brown; GW Brown, Mr. Simmer- well, Dr. Bowen, ... Mission precinct, at the Baptist mission building; GL Osborn, ..."

4. English Local Government from the Revolution to the Municipal Corporations by Sidney Webb, Beatrice Potter Webb (1908)
"Others managed the Nightly Watch for their own little districts, instead of this being done by the Ward Council.1 The principal function of the precinct ..."

5. A History of the Struggle for Slavery Extension Or Restriction in the United by Horace Greeley (1856)
"First election-district —Lawrence precinct, at tha office of John ... Topeka precinct, house house of Wesley Frost, in Washington. Tecumseh precinct, at the ..."

6. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1919)
"129) of the Code of 1913 requires the sending to each precinct of only one of the two registration books provided for it, while the other remains in the ..."

7. A History of the Struggle for Slavery Extension Or Restriction in the United by Horace Greeley (1856)
"Blanton precinct, at the house of JB Abbott, in Blanton. ... Tecumseh precinct, at the bouse of Mr. Hoagland, in Tecumseh. at the house of Dr. Chapman, ..."

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