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DISTRICT, n. [L., to press hard, to bind. See Distrain.]

1. Properly, a limited extent of country; a circuit within which power, right or authority may be exercised, and to which it is restrained; a word applicable to any portion of land or country, or to any part of a city or town, which is defined by law or agreement. A governor, a prefect, or a judge may have his district. Some of the states are divided into districts for the choice of senators, representatives or electors. Cities and towns are divided into districts for various purposes, as for school, &c. The United States are divided into districts for the collection of the revenue.

2. A region; a territory within given lines; as the district of the earth which lies between the tropics, or that which is north of a polar circle.

3. A region; a country; a portion of territory without very definite limits; as the districts of Russia covered by forest.

DISTRICT, v.t. To divide into districts or limited portions of territory. Legislatures district states for the choice of senators. In New England, towns are districted for the purpose of establishing and managing schools.




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DISTRICT, n. [L., to press hard, to bind. See Distrain.]

1. Properly, a limited extent of country; a circuit within which power, right or authority may be exercised, and to which it is restrained; a word applicable to any portion of land or country, or to any part of a city or town, which is defined by law or agreement. A governor, a prefect, or a judge may have his district. Some of the states are divided into districts for the choice of senators, representatives or electors. Cities and towns are divided into districts for various purposes, as for school, &c. The United States are divided into districts for the collection of the revenue.

2. A region; a territory within given lines; as the district of the earth which lies between the tropics, or that which is north of a polar circle.

3. A region; a country; a portion of territory without very definite limits; as the districts of Russia covered by forest.

DISTRICT, v.t. To divide into districts or limited portions of territory. Legislatures district states for the choice of senators. In New England, towns are districted for the purpose of establishing and managing schools.


DIS'TRICT, n. [L. districtus, from distringo, to press hard, to bind; It. distretto. See Distrain.]

  1. Properly, a limited extent of country; a circuit within which power, right or authority may be exercised, and to which it is restrained; a word applicable to any portion of land or country, or to any part of a city or town, which is defined by law or agreement. A governor, a prefect, or a judge may have his district. Some of the states are divided into districts for the choice of senators, representatives or electors. Cities and towns are divided into districts for various purposes, as for schools, &c. The United States are divided into districts for the collection of the revenue.
  2. A region; a territory within given lines; as, the district of the earth which lies between the tropics, or that which is north of a polar circle.
  3. A region; a country; a portion of territory without very definite limits; as, the districts of Russia covered by forest.

DIS'TRICT, v.t.

To divide into districts or limited portions of territory. Legislatures district states for the choice of senators. In New England, towns are districted for the purpose of establishing and managing schools.


Dis"trict
  1. Rigorous; stringent; harsh.

    [Obs.]

    Punishing with the rod of district severity. Foxe.

  2. The territory within which the lord has the power of coercing and punishing.
  3. To divide into districts or limited portions of territory] as, legislatures district States for the choice of representatives.
  4. A division of territory; a defined portion of a state, town, or city, etc., made for administrative, electoral, or other purposes; as, a congressional district, judicial district, land district, school district, etc.

    To exercise exclusive legislation . . . over such district not exceeding ten miles square. The Constitution of the United States.

  5. Any portion of territory of undefined extent; a region; a country; a tract.

    These districts which between the tropics lie. Blackstone.

    Congressional district. See under Congressional. -- District attorney, the prosecuting officer of a district or district court. -- District court, a subordinate municipal, state, or United States tribunal, having jurisdiction in certain cases within a judicial district. -- District judge, one who presides over a district court. -- District school, a public school for the children within a school district. [U.S.]

    Syn. -- Division; circuit; quarter; province; tract; region; country.

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District

DISTRICT, noun [Latin , to press hard, to bind. See Distrain.]

1. Properly, a limited extent of country; a circuit within which power, right or authority may be exercised, and to which it is restrained; a word applicable to any portion of land or country, or to any part of a city or town, which is defined by law or agreement. A governor, a prefect, or a judge may have his district Some of the states are divided into districts for the choice of senators, representatives or electors. Cities and towns are divided into districts for various purposes, as for school, etc. The United States are divided into districts for the collection of the revenue.

2. A region; a territory within given lines; as the district of the earth which lies between the tropics, or that which is north of a polar circle.

3. A region; a country; a portion of territory without very definite limits; as the districts of Russia covered by forest.

DISTRICT, verb transitive To divide into districts or limited portions of territory. Legislatures district states for the choice of senators. In New England, towns are districted for the purpose of establishing and managing schools.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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IRREG'ULAR, a. [L. irregularis; in and regularis, regula. See Regular.]

1. Not regular; not according to common form or rules; as an irregular building or fortification.

2. Not according to established principles or customs; deviating from usage; as the irregular proceedings of a legislative body.

3. Not conformable to nature or the usual operation of natural laws; as an irregular action of the heart and arteries.

4. Not according to the rules of art; immethodical; as irregular verse; an irregular discourse.

5. Not in conformity to laws,human or divine; deviating from the rules of moral rectitude; vicious; as irregular conduct or propensities.

6. Not straight; as an irregular line or course.

7. Not uniform; as irregular motion.

8. In grammar, an irregular noun or verb is one which deviates from the common rules in its inflections.

IRREG'ULAR, n. A soldier not in regular service.

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