precinct: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (prē'singkt), [key]
— n.
  1. a district, as of a city, marked out for governmental or administrative purposes, or for police protection.
  2. Also calledthe police station in such a district.
  3. Also calledone of a fixed number of districts, each containing one polling place, into which a city, town, etc., is divided for voting purposes.
  4. a space or place of definite or understood limits.
  5. Often,an enclosing boundary or limit.
  6. the parts or regions immediately surrounding a place; environs: the precincts of a town.
  7. the ground immediately surrounding a church, temple, or the like.
  8. a walled or otherwise bounded or limited space within which a building or place is situated.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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