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District \Dis"trict\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Districted; p. pr. & vb. n. Districting.] To divide into districts or limited portions of territory; as, legislatures district States for the choice of representatives.
District \Dis"trict\, a. [L. districtus, p. p.] Rigorous; stringent; harsh. [Obs.]
Punishing with the rod of district severity.
District \Dis"trict\, n. [LL. districtus district, fr. L. districtus, p. p. of distringere: cf. F. district. See Distrain.]
(Feudal Law) The territory within which the lord has the power of coercing and punishing.
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.
Any portion of territory of undefined extent; a region; a country; a tract.
These districts which between the tropics lie.
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. [U.S.]
Syn: Division; circuit; quarter; province; tract; region; country.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1610s, "territory under the jurisdiction of a lord or officer," from French district (16c.), from Medieval Latin districtus "restraining of offenders, jurisdiction," then under the feudal system "area of jurisdiction," noun use of past participle of Latin distringere "hinder, detain" (see distress). Used vaguely of "any tract of land" from 1712. District attorney attested by 1789, American English.
(context obsolete English) rigorous; stringent; harsh n. An administrative division of an area. v
(context transitive English) To divide into administrative or other #Nouns.
v. regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns [syn: zone]
A district is a type of administrative division that, in some countries, is managed by local government. Across the world, areas known as "districts" vary greatly in size, spanning entire regions or counties, several municipalities, subdivisions of municipalities, school district, or political district.
The term district, in the context of China, is used to refer to several unrelated political divisions in both ancient and modern China.
In the modern context, district or sub-city , formally city-governed district, city-controlled district, or municipal district , are subdivisions of a municipality or a prefecture-level city. The rank of a district derives from the rank of its city. Districts of a municipality are prefecture-level; districts of a sub-provincial city are sub-prefecture-level; and districts of a prefecture-level city are county-level.
It was also formerly used to refer the obsolete County-controlled districts (also known as district public office).
However, if the word district is encountered in the context of ancient Chinese history, then it is a translation for xian, another type of administrative division in China.
Before the 1980s, cities in the People's Republic of China were administrative divisions containing mostly urban, built-up areas, with very little farmland, except for the immediate suburbs in order to ensure a large supply of food or raw materials. As a result, districts were also mostly urban or suburban in nature.
After the 1980s, prefectures began to be replaced with prefecture-level cities. From then on, "cities" in mainland China became just like any other administrative division, containing urban areas, towns, villages, and farmland. These cities are subdivided into districts, counties, autonomous counties, and county-level cities. At the same time, counties and county-level cities began to be replaced with districts, especially after 1990. From then onwards, districts were no longer strictly an urban entities — some districts today are just like counties, with a large towns and townships under them governing rural areas.
Districts refer to a type of administrative division in Taiwan.
District is a type of administrative division in some countries managed by a local government.
District may also refer to:
- District, an alternative term for neighbourhood
- Electoral district, a territorial subdivision for holding elections
- Congressional district, an electoral district in the United States
- District (LDS Church), geographical division for the Church of Latter Day Saints
- District (EP), an EP by Sponge Cola
- School District
District is the third EP by the Pinoy rock band Sponge Cola, released under Universal Records last November 9, 2012.
In Austrian politics, a district ( German: Bezirk) is a second-level division of the executive arm of the country's government. District offices are the primary point of contact between resident and state for most acts of government that exceed municipal purview: marriage licenses, driver licenses, passports, assembly permits, hunting permits, or dealings with public health officers for example all involve interaction with the district administrative authority (Bezirksverwaltungsbehörde).
Austrian constitutional law distinguishes two types of district administrative authority:
- district commissions (Bezirkshauptmannschaften), district administrative authorities that exist as stand-alone bureaus;
- statutory cities (Städte mit eigenem Statut or Statutarstädte), cities that have been vested with district administration functions in addition to their municipal responsibilities, i.e. district administrative authorities that only exist as a secondary role filled by something that primarily is a city.
As of 2015, there are 95 districts, 80 districts headed by district commissions and 15 statutory cities.
Many districts are geographically congruent with one of the country's 116 judicial venues.
Statutory cities are not usually referred to as "districts" outside of government publications and the legal literature. For brevity, government agencies will sometimes use the term "rural districts" (Landbezirke) for districts headed by district commissions, although the expression does not appear in any law and many "rural districts" are not very rural.
A district of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) is a geographical administrative unit composed of a number of congregations called branches. A district is a subdivision of a mission of the church and in many ways is analogous to a stake of the church. The leader of a district is the mission president, who selects a local district president as his agent. The district president may choose two men to assist him; the three together form the district presidency. The three members of the district presidency are given the honorific title "President".
Districts are usually established where the church is new or where there are insufficient numbers of church members to organize a stake. Prior to the late 1920s, districts were known as conferences. A district may be thought of as a stake in a beginning or embryonic state.
Usage examples of "district".
Caufeld could be confirmed, Abram appointed to a district judgeship and Edie appointed the U.
The private telephone and telegraph wires between Whernside House and Settle and the aerograph apparatus at the observatory were working almost incessantly till dawn, sending and receiving messages between this remote moorland district and London and the seat of war, as well as Bolton and Pittsburg.
Finally, in thinking they could use a mobster to trap a terrorist, the story underscores the apparent naivete of FBI agents and prosecutors in the Southern District.
Since then the general has served in India, at first with the Sappers and Miners, with whose reorganisation he was closely associated, and latterly in command of the Agra District.
The Dracophils held one or two every day in some of the thirty-six districts of Alca, and preferably in the poorer quarters.
Or you might prefer to be made pasha of a district right here on Alif, closer to the center of things.
Max turned onto Bigelow Boulevard, and they swept along the hillside, looking down at the Strip District and the Allegheny River beyond.
As a delegate of the Poor Relief Service, intrusted with one of the Grenelle districts, Madame Angelin had found Norine among the pensioners over whom she was appointed to watch.
APRON OVER AN OLD SHIRT AND washed-out chinos, James Jesus Angleton was sweeping the aisles of the greenhouse he had recently installed in the back yard of his suburban Arlington house, across the Potomac from the District of Columbia and the Pickle Factory on the Reflecting Pool.
Hence an act granting a right of appeal from the Commission to the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia is not unconstitutional as conferring executive power upon a judicial body.
The district court issued a preliminary injunction, which the court of appeals stayed.
Commerce Court judges among the Circuit Courts of Appeals and the transfer of its jurisdiction to the district courts.
The Court was vested with jurisdiction and powers of a district court to hear appeals filed within thirty days against denials of protests by the Price Administrator and with exclusive jurisdiction to set aside regulations, orders, or price schedules, in whole or in part, or to remand the proceeding.
Since the Emergency Court of Appeals, subject to review by the Supreme Court, was given exclusive jurisdiction to determine the validity of any order issued under the act, it resulted that the district courts were deprived of the power to inquire into the validity of orders involved in civil or criminal proceedings in which they had jurisdiction.
MAYFAIR was not in the Argus apartment, which was full of detectives from the homicide detail, an assistant district attorney, photographers, print men.