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Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: Medieval Latin districtus 'area under control of a lord or judge', from districtus 'taken hold of, forced', from the past participle of Latin distringere; DISTRESS1

district

noun
     
Related topics: Geography
dis‧trict S3 W2 [countable]
1 an area of a town or the countryside, especially one with particular features
rural/financial/theatre etc district
a house in a pleasant suburban district
2SG an area of a country, city etc that has official borders:
a postal district

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