Precinct

Pre"cinct

(?; 277), n. [LL. praecinctum, fr. L. praecingere, praecinctum, to gird about, to encompass; prae before + cingere to gird, surround. See Pre-, and Cincture.] 1. The limit or exterior line encompassing a place; a boundary; a confine; limit of jurisdiction or authority; -- often in the plural; as, the precincts of a state. "The precincts of light." Milton.
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2. A district within certain boundaries; a minor territorial or jurisdictional division; as, an election precinct; a school precinct.
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3. A parish or prescribed territory attached to a church, and taxed for its support. [U.S.]
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The parish, or precinct, shall proceed to a new choice.
Laws of Massachusetts.
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