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District

One of the territorial areas into which an entire state or country, county, municipality, or other political subdivision is divided, for judicial, political, electoral, or administrative purposes.

The circuit or territory within which a person may be compelled to appear. Circuit of authority; province.

A judicial district is a designated area of a state over which a court has been empowered to hear lawsuits that arise within it or that involve its inhabitants. A federal judicial district is an area of a state in which a federal district court sits to determine matters involving federal questions or Diversity of Citizenship of the parties.

A congressional district is a geographical sub-division of a state that elects a representative to Congress.

A legislative district is a specific section of a state that elects a representative to the state legislature.

district

noun ager, area, circuit, constituency, domain, locale, locality, neighborhood, pale, precinct, province, quarter, realm, regio, region, section, sphere, terra, territorial division, territory, tract, ward, zone
Associated concepts: business district, collection district, election district, federal district, improvement district, judiiial district, school district, tax district
See also: bailiwick, circuit, constituency, department, division, local, locality, location, parcel, province, region, regional, territory

DISTRICT. A certain portion of the country, separated from the rest for some special purposes. The United States are divided into judicial districts, in each of which is established a district court; they are also divided into election districts; collection districts, &c.

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