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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.


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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Gaudette said provisions will be made at the districtwide meeting to facilitate a secret ballot vote if it is requested and voted for.
CMS is the first large urban school district in the United States and one of only 20 districts of any size nationally to receive districtwide accreditation from SACS CASI, the largest accrediting agency in the world and one of only six agencies that accredit both public and nonpublic educational institutions.
But among the 1,116 students who were bused but were not in districtwide schools or programs, 57 percent were black and 37 percent were white.
A districtwide election, which would cost the school an estimated $60,000, is not a certainty because the decision has to be made by the school committee, Bay Path Business Manager John A.
That is hardly a reflection of serious efforts by the utility to reconcile districtwide boundary issues - and it's certainly not a definitive commentary on the Lane County elections office, as was asserted by Cranmer.
A major component of the agreement is a districtwide PCB audit to identify and remove or replace transformers in excess of federal standards.
Districts can also use the Item Bank to create standards-aligned benchmark assessments to assess students consistently districtwide.
The School Building Committee had submitted its preferred option of building a new $53 million high school last year, only to have the Massachusetts School Building Authority request more information, and suggest the town look at a proposal that would create a districtwide solution.
Young, 58, announced his retirement at a board of trustees meeting, then later through an e-mail sent districtwide late last week.
A parent-involvement policy was written and approved by the board, and the state mandates parent involvement districtwide.
But districtwide, those populations are big enough to be counted.