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Definition of precinct:

  1. The limits or bounds of a district or division; the exterior line encompassing a place; boundary; the precincts, the limits; the boundaries.


block, alleyway, demesne, limit, lockup, limited, firmament, police station, sphere, cop shop, terrain, burbs, barony, blind alley, fief, armpit, barrio, front, arcade, element, cantonment, department, fiefdom, business, specialty, brownfield, discipline, backyard, bound, station house, alley, confine, agora, line, car park, cabbagetown, game, close, near, back, cloister, tank, walk.

Usage examples:

  • I visited nearly every precinct and spoke whenever I could get an audience.

    - "Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California with Other Sketches; To Which Is Added the Story of His Attempted Assassination by a Former Associate on the Supreme Bench of the State", Stephen Field; George C. Gorham.
  • A Week in the Precinct.

    - "The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25)", Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang.
  • This was the original Precinct of Westminster.

    - "The History of London", Walter Besant.