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districthood (uncountable)

  1. The state of being a district.
    • 1990, P.S. Dutta, Ethnic movements in poly-cultural Assam, page 134:
      Later NC Hill was granted districthood and in 1976, Mikir Hill District was renamed Karbi Anglong District.
    • 2012, 21 Jan, Oinam Sunil, "safeguard for Manipur's territorial integrity will be our main plank', The Times of India
      Your government has been accused of going soft on the Naga and Kuki agitators who blocked two national highways for 121 days last year over the Sadar Hills districthood issue.