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Definition of District

District

  1. Rigorous; stringent; harsh.
  2. The territory within which the lord has the power of coercing and punishing.
  3. 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.
  4. Any portion of territory of undefined extent; a region; a country; a tract.
  5. To divide into districts or limited portions of territory; as, legislatures district States for the choice of representatives.

District Quotations

Most works of art, like most wines, ought to be consumed in the district of their fabrication.
Simone Weil

You see, my mother was a district nurse until she died when I was 14, and we used to move from time to time because of her work.
Paul McCartney

Statehood for the District of Columbia is the most important civil rights and social justice issue in America today.
Jesse Jackson

I was raised in a Bronx public housing project, but studied at two of the nation's finest universities. I did work as an assistant district attorney, prosecuting violent crimes that devastate our communities.
Sonia Sotomayor

I was brought up in a tenement house in a working district. We didn't even have a bathroom! We had a gaslight in the hallway and a black-and-white TV.
Annie Lennox
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District Translations

district in Danish is distrikt
district in Dutch is district, arrondissement, gouw
district in French is district, arrondissement, quartier
district in German is Bezirk
district in Italian is provincia, distretto, circondario
district in Latin is plaga, ora
district in Portuguese is distrito
district in Spanish is provincia, distrito, barrio

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