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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISTRICT

He found the district to the north to be a dreary waste, destitute of food and water.

It has also passed a model child-labor law for the District of Columbia.

Copies were also directed to be distributed through the district.

Do you, Mr. District Attorney, whose business it is to send girls there?

But the District Attorney was not inclined to credit the confession.

It's the best place I've struck since I've been in the district.

This was the mountain Ytaioa, the chief landmark in that district.

But after Dayton's return with his prisoners you will be my representative in that district.

In addition, there was the district school-master who boarded with us.

In 1805, the harbor was made a port of entry, and classed within the Erie district.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DISTRICT

belt

nounstrip of land with characteristic feature

borough

nounincorporated municipality smaller than a city
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