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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·trict /ˈdɪs(ˌ)trɪkt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·trict a.  Rigorous; stringent; harsh. [Obs.]
    Punishing with the rod of district severity.   --Foxe.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·trict, n.
 1. Feudal Law The territory within which the lord has the power of coercing and punishing.
 2. A division of territory; a defined portion of a state, town, or city, etc., made for administrative, electoral, or other purposes; as, a congressional district, judicial district, land district, school district, etc.
    To exercise exclusive legislation . . . over such district not exceeding ten miles square.   --The Constitution of the United States.
 3. Any portion of territory of undefined extent; a region; a country; a tract.
    These districts which between the tropics lie.   --Blackstone.
 Congressional district. See under Congressional.
 District attorney, the prosecuting officer of a district or district court.
 District court, a subordinate municipal, state, or United States tribunal, having jurisdiction in certain cases within a judicial district.
 District judge, one who presides over a district court.
 District school, a public school for the children within a school district. [U.S.]
 Syn: -- Division; circuit; quarter; province; tract; region; country.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·trict, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Districted; p. pr. & vb. n. Districting.] To divide into districts or limited portions of territory; as, legislatures district States for the choice of representatives.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
          [syn: territory, territorial dominion, dominion]
      v : regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns [syn: zone]