Definitions for: Precinct


[n] a district of a city or town marked out for administrative purposes



Webster (1913) 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.

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




Famous Quotes Containing Precinct:


The way they were writing Christine as this older woman who got married, which she shouldn't have. Obviously got divorced right away. Reached the glass ceiling in the police precinct. So there is a part of her that died because she knows she couldn't go any farther.

-- Sharon Gless (American Actress)

The reason it takes us from November the second to December the sixth to certify is because we have a very tedious, very comprehensive process where we audit by precinct, across the state, every vote that was cast to make sure that every vote that was legally cast is counted.

-- Kenneth Blackwell (American Politician)

When I first started the show, I was known as the 'cop nerd.' I was in the 9th Precinct in the East Village every day. I'd be at work wearing a fake bulletproof vest with foam in it, then I'd leave and put on a real one to ride around with these guys.

-- Jason Wiles (American Actor)

Our children await Christmas presents like politicians getting in election returns: there's the Uncle Fred precinct and the Aunt Ruth district still to come in.

-- Marcelene Cox ( -)


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