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EtymologyEdit

From French district, from Medieval Latin districtus (a district within which the lord may distrain, also jurisdiction), from Latin districtus, past participle of distringere (to draw asunder, compel, distrain), from dis- (apart) + stringere (to draw tight, strain).

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district (plural districts)

  1. An administrative division of an area.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, “Foreword”, in The China Governess[1]:
      ‘I understand that the district was considered a sort of sanctuary,’ the Chief was saying. ‘An Alsatia like the ancient one behind the Strand, or the Saffron Hill before the First World War. […]’
    the Soho district of London
  2. An area or region marked by some distinguishing feature.
    the Lake District in Cumbria
  3. (Britain) An administrative division of a county without the status of a borough.
    South Oxfordshire District Council

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district (third-person singular simple present districts, present participle districting, simple past and past participle districted)

  1. (transitive) To divide into administrative or other districts.

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district (comparative more district, superlative most district)

  1. (obsolete) rigorous; stringent; harsh
    • Foxe
      punishing with the rod of district severity

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French district, from Medieval Latin districtus (a district within which the lord may distrain, also jurisdiction), from Latin districtus, past participle of distringō, distringere (draw asunder, compel, distrain), from dis- (apart) + stringō, stringere (draw tight, strain).

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  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: dis‧trict

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district n (plural districten, diminutive districtje n)

  1. district

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district m (plural districts)

  1. district

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French district, from Medieval Latin districtus (a district within which the lord may distrain, also jurisdiction), from Latin districtus, past participle of distringō, distringere (draw asunder, compel, distrain), from dis- (apart) + stringō, stringere (draw tight, strain).

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district m (plural districts)

  1. (Jersey) district