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precinct

pre·cinct

precinct

 
 
pronunciation:
pri sIngkt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an area, as of a town or city, forming one electoral district or patrolled by one police unit.
All precincts of the city have now reported their election results.It's not an emergency, so just call the number of the police in your precinct.
similar words:
district, neighborhood, ward
definition 2: the headquarters of a police unit that patrols such an area.
The man was brought into the precinct on charges of disorderly conduct.
definition 3: (often pl.) an area with specific boundaries, or the boundaries of such an area.
The students can leave the building, but they cannot go outside the precincts of the school.
definition 4: (often pl.) the area within which a structure or place is situated; environs.
Many live within the precincts of the temple.
similar words:
neighborhood
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