wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup
Wordswarms From Years Past


13-Letter Words
12-Letter Words
11-Letter Words
10-Letter Words
9-Letter Words
8-Letter Words
7-Letter Words
6-Letter Words
5-Letter Words
4-Letter Words
3-Letter Words


Adjacent Words

Distributive proportion
distributive shock
Distributively
Distributiveness
distributivity
distributor
distributor cam
distributor cap
distributor housing
distributor point
distributorship
District
district attorney
District judge
district line
district manager
district nurse
District of Columbia
District school
District-court
District-judge
District-school
Districted
Districting
Distriction
Districtly
Distringas
Distrito Federal

district court definitions

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1789 a trial court that has jurisdiction over certain cases within a specific judicial district

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

District Dis"trict, n. [LL. districtus district, fr. L. districtus, p. p. of distringere: cf. F. district. See Distrain.] 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.



Wordswarm.net: Look up a word or phrase

 


wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup