ETYM Late Lat. districtus district, from Latin districtus, p. p. of distringere: cf. French district. Related to Distrain.
A region marked off for administrative or other purposes; SYN. territory.
ETYM Late Lat. praecinctum, from Latin praecingere, praecinctum, to gird about, to encompass; prae before + cingere to gird, surround. Related to Pre-, and Cincture.
A district of a city or town marked out for administrative purposes.
Ground belonging to ecclesiastical or other building; surroundings; (American), police-district.