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pre·cinct

 (prē′sĭngkt′)
n.
1.
a. A subdivision or district of a city or town under the jurisdiction of or patrolled by a specific unit of its police force.
b. The police station situated in and having jurisdiction over such a district.
2. An election district of a city or town.
3. often precincts
a. A place or enclosure marked off by definite limits, such as walls: the mysterious precincts of the old monastery.
b. A boundary: Hunting is not allowed within the precincts of the estate.
4. precincts The neighborhood or surrounding area; the environs.
5. often precincts An area of thought or action; a province or domain: "It was in these spacious precincts that Dryden's imagination was most at home" (Mark Van Doren).

[Middle English precincte, a defined district or area, from Medieval Latin praecīnctum, from Latin, neuter past participle of praecingere, to encircle : prae-, pre- + cingere, to gird; see kenk- in Indo-European roots.]

precinct

(ˈpriːsɪŋkt)
n
1.
a. an enclosed area or building marked by a fixed boundary such as a wall
b. such a boundary
2. (Human Geography) an area in a town, often closed to traffic, that is designed or reserved for a particular purpose: a shopping precinct; pedestrian precinct.
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. a district of a city for administrative or police purposes
b. the police responsible for such a district
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) US a polling or electoral district
[C15: from Medieval Latin praecinctum (something) surrounded, from Latin praecingere to gird around, from prae before, around + cingere to gird]

pre•cinct

(ˈpri sɪŋkt)

n.
1. a district, as of a city, marked out for administrative purposes or for police protection.
2. Also called pre′cinct house`. the police station in such a district.
3. one of a fixed number of districts, each containing one polling place, into which a city, town, etc., is divided for voting purposes.
4. Often, precincts. an enclosing boundary or limit.
5. precincts, the parts or regions immediately surrounding a place; environs.
6. a walled or otherwise bounded space within which a building or place is situated.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin praecinctum, n. use of neuter of Latin praecinctus, past participle of praecingere to gird about, surround =prae- pre- + cingere to surround]

precinct

Any of the election districts into which a town or city is divided.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.precinct - a district of a city or town marked out for administrative purposesprecinct - a district of a city or town marked out for administrative purposes
city district - a district of a town or city
police precinct - a precinct in which law enforcement is the responsibility of particular police force
election district, voting precinct - one of several districts into which a city or town is divided for voting; each contains one polling place

precinct

noun
1. area, quarter, section, sector, district, zone a pedestrian precinct
plural noun
1. district, limits, region, borders, bounds, boundaries, confines, neighbourhood, milieu, surrounding area, environs, purlieus No-one carrying arms is allowed within the precincts of the temple.

precinct

noun
1. The boundary surrounding a certain area.Often used in plural:
bound (used in plural), confine (used in plural), limit (used in plural).
2. A surrounding area.Used in plural:
Translations
حدود، تخوم، جوارمَحَلّاتٌ تِـجَارِيَّةٌ حَوْلَ سَاحَةٍمنطَقَه إداريَّه او إنتِخابيَّه
areálokrsekpěší zóna
område=-distriktdistrikt
kävelyaluevaalialue
četvrt
bekerített terület
lóî, afmarkaî svæîiumdæmi
指定地区
보행자 전용 구역
apylinkėpėsčiųjų zonaprekybos rajonasteritorija
iežogota/noteikta teritorijapolicijas iecirknis
okrsok
območjeokoliš
polisdistrikt
เขต
avlusubina alanıbölgemahallesemt
huyện

precinct

[ˈpriːsɪŋkt] N
1. (= area) → recinto m (US) (Pol) → distrito m electoral, circunscripción f (US) [of police] → distrito m policial
shopping precinctcentro m comercial
pedestrian precinctzona f peatonal
2. precincts (= grounds, premises) → límites mpl; (= environs) → alrededores mpl; [of cathedral etc] → recinto msing
within the precincts ofdentro de los límites de

precinct

[ˈpriːsɪŋkt]
n
(British) (also shopping precinct) → centre m commercial
(US) (= police district) → arrondissement m
(US) (electoral)circonscription f precincts
npl (round cathedral, college)parvis m
within the precincts of → dans l'enceinte de

precinct

n
(Brit) (= pedestrian precinct)Fußgängerzone f; (= shopping precinct)Geschäfts- or Einkaufsviertel nt; (US) (= police precinct)Revier nt; (= voting precinct)Bezirk m
precincts pl (= grounds, premises)Gelände nt, → Areal nt; (= environs)Umgebung f; (of cathedral)Domfreiheit f

precinct

[ˈpriːsɪŋkt] n
a. (also shopping precinct) → zona dei negozi (chiusa al traffico automobilistico)
b. (of cathedral) → recinto precincts npl (environs) → dintorni mpl
c. (Am) (district) → circoscrizione f

precinct

(ˈpriːsiŋkt) noun
1. (often in plural) the space surrounding a building etc (originally within walls or boundaries). the cathedral precincts.
2. (especially American) an administrative district. a police precinct.
pedestrian/shopping precinct
an area of shops where no cars are allowed.

precinct

مَحَلّاتٌ تِـجَارِيَّةٌ حَوْلَ سَاحَةٍ pěší zóna område Bezirk περιφέρεια recinto kävelyalue zone piétonne četvrt zona 指定地区 보행자 전용 구역 district distrikt obręb recinto пешеходная зона в центре города polisdistrikt เขต bölge huyện 区域
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When Jurgis first set out, the captain of the precinct gave him a hundred dollars, and three times in the course of the day he came for another hundred, and not more than twenty-five out of each lot got stuck in his own pocket.
Within was seen the forge, now blazing up and illuminating the high and dusky roof, and now confining its lustre to a narrow precinct of the coal-strewn floor, according as the breath of the bellows was puffed forth or again inhaled into its vast leathern lungs.
Out of this precinct they go for nothing; are of no use in the farm, in the forest, in the market, in war, in the nuptial society, in the literary or scientific circle, at sea, in friendship, in the heaven of thought or virtue.
Not old enough even to leave his father's grass roof and sleep in the youths' canoe house, much less to sleep with the young bachelors in their canoe house, he knew that he took his life, with all of its dimly guessed mysteries and arrogances, in his hand thus to trespass into the sacred precinct of the full-made, full-realized, full- statured men of Somo.
The blinds were always down, and her barefooted tribe was never permitted to enter the sacred precinct save on state occasions.
On the other hand, it was Madge who fed him; also it was she who ruled the kitchen, and it was by her favor, and her favor alone, that he was permitted to come within that sacred precinct.
Some while after, she thought fit to go into the forbidden precinct of Zeus, not knowing the law, and being pursued by her own son and the Arcadians, was about to be killed because of the said law; but Zeus delivered her because of her connection with him and put her among the stars, giving her the name Bear because of the misfortune which had befallen her.
How far off, how cool, how chaste the persons look, begirt each one with a precinct or sanctuary
How Jo did enjoy her `wilderness of boys', and how poor, dear Aunt March would have lamented had she been there to see the sacred precincts of prim, well-ordered Plumfield overrun with Toms, Dicks, and Harrys
Within the precincts of her home she felt like one who has entered and lingered within the portals of some forbidden temple in which a thousand muffled voices bade her begone.
Such had been the state and condition of the little shop in old Hepzibah's childhood, when she and her brother used to play at hide-and-seek in its forsaken precincts.
As the two wayfarers came within the precincts of the town, the children of the Puritans looked up from their player what passed for play with those sombre little urchins -- and spoke gravely one to another