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Definition of 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

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

I know when I was here prosecuting homicides in the District of Columbia, one of the most effective units here was the cold case squad, which had on it FBI agents, as well as Metropolitan Police Department homicide detectives working together.
Robert Mueller

They can see the brave silhouette from almost anywhere in the District of Columbia and use it as a compass to locate other monuments and eventually to find their way out of the great, gray federal wilderness.
Hugh Sidey

The prison industrial complex, to put it in its crassest term, is a system of industrial mass incarceration. So there's what you call bureaucratic thrust behind it. It's hard to shut off because politicians rely upon the steady flow of jobs to their district that the prison system and its related industries promise.
Eugene Jarecki

We demand that segregation be ended in every school district in the year 1963! We demand that we have effective civil rights legislation - no compromise, no filibuster - and that include public accommodations, decent housing, integrated education, FEPC and the right to vote.
Bayard Rustin
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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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