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Definition of the noun precinct

What does precinct mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: precincts

  1. a district of a city or town marked out for administrative purposes
    • example: During a sprint through the pedestrian precinct, I collided with a man eating a Currywurst.
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • more generic term: city district = a district of a town or city
    • more specific terms:

Alternative definition of the noun precinct

noun

  1. [chiefly in the plural] An enclosed space having defined limits, normally marked by walls.
  2. [UK] A pedestrianized and uncovered shopping area.
  3. [US, law enforcement] A subdivision of a city under the jurisdiction of a specific group of police; the police station situated in that district.
  4. [US] A subdivision of a city or town for the purposes of voting and representation in city or town government. In cities, precincts may be grouped into wards.

Place

Precinct a.k.a. Precinct Bar is a Building, Venue in Somerville.

Music

  1. "Precinct" is a musical single of Stanton Warriors.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  2. "Precinct" is a musical single of The Cravats.
    • released in (35 years ago)

Miscellanea

Precinct: A precinct is a space enclosed by the walls or other boundaries of a particular place or building, or by an arbitrary and imaginary line drawn around it. The term is often used to refer to a division of a police department in a large city. New York City uses the term "precinct" for its police stations.

Phrases with Precinct

  1. Precinct Committeeman
  2. police precinct
  3. voting precinct
  4. Shopping Precinct
  5. Pedestrian Precinct

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Precinct

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Google previewThe Experiences of Film Location Tourists (2009)

by Stefan Roesch

The tourist precinct is a zone in which tourists move back and forth to experience several different nuclei in a short time, for example the clustered attractions that can be found in a city such as Paris. Film locations can be part of such a tourist ...

Google previewChinatown Gangs (2000)

Extortion, Enterprise, and Ethnicity by Ko-lin Chin

A precinct is a police command subdivision; it carries out law enforcement functions such as patrol work, safety and traffic control, and criminal investigations within its territory. The precincts are supported by borough commands, divisions of ...

Google previewShopping Environments (2007)

by Peter Coleman

The precinct is a significant development in the evolution of shopping environments as it represents the first purpose-built organised collections of shops to emerge in Europe since the arcades. Prior to this shops were randomly arranged in the ...

Google previewAdvertising in Modern and Postmodern Times (2007)

by Pamela Odih

The shopping precinct is a rootless re-ordering of the urban landscape. Its timeless capacious buildings and vivid media implosion denote 'a loss of referential anchorage to the world' (ibid.: 196). While retaining elements of the milling crowd, ...

Google previewThe American Political Party System (2014)

Continuity and Change Over Ten Presidential Elections by John S. Jackson

The political precinct is a tough neighborhood; the political game rewards competitive, confident, intelligent, and aggressive behavior.

Google previewLife Line Dispatcher (2010)

by Carolyn Taylor Pates

Today, the precinct is an International recognized, restored historical building, open to the public, operated by the retirees of COM-R-POCBA, located at 480 NW 10th street. Thank you Otis Davis for the on and our first Black Chief of police ...

Google previewBlow Fly (2004)

Scarpetta by Patricia Cornwell

Cunningly designed, ingeniously laid out, composed with Cornwellian skill, this farfromTheLast Precinct is a model of the art.” —Los Angeles Times “The most unexpected of the Kay Scarpetta novels so far . . . Compelling . . . Terrific.” —The ...

Google previewThe Gem-Glistening Cup

by Edwin A. Cranston

today's western precinct is a rebuilding farther to the west. The ranks Lesser Virtue (shotoku) and Greater Benevolence (dainin) were second and third in a rank structure instituted in 603. The song has been explained plausibly as ...

Google previewA Guide to Planning for Community Character (2012)

by Lane H. Kendig

A grade-separated pedestrian precinct is the model ideally suited to urban cores with densities many times that of Venice. A modern example is the Riverwalk in San Antonio (fig. 1-53), which is evolving from a tourist facility to regional ...

Google previewDictionary of Politics (1992)

Selected American and Foreign Political and Legal Terms by Walter John Raymond

Precinct.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Law Enforcement (2005)

by Larry E. Sullivan

LAUNCHING THE PROCESS Compstat meetings grew out of a need for a mechanism to improve precinct COs' crime-fighting...

Google previewSafire's Political Dictionary (2008)

by William Safire

precinct captain Forward in Iraq,” the Post headline was “ 'Prebutters' Ensure Debate Over 'Way Forward' is Backward.” The new word is part of a prefixation vogue. In law enforcement, reactive spawned proactive; in Hollywood, sequel led ...

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Small photo of VICTORIA BC CANADA JUNE 15 2015: Totem poles in Thunderbird Park of Victoria, The park is part of the Royal BC Museum Cultural Precinct and home to many First NationsSmall photo of VICTORIA BC CANADA JUNE 15 2015: Totem poles in Thunderbird Park of Victoria, The park is part of the Royal BC Museum Cultural Precinct and home to many First NationsSmall photo of Brisbane, Australia - May 15 2018: Wheel of Brisbane ferris wheel in South Bank precinct, with 1 William Street building in background.Small photo of Brisbane, Australia - May 15 2018: Wheel of Brisbane ferris wheel in South Bank precinct providing views across all of central Brisbane.Small photo of Brisbane, Australia - May 15 2018: Wheel of Brisbane ferris wheel in South Bank precinct providing views across all of central Brisbane.Small photo of Johannesburg, South Africa - October 01, 2016: The old Cosmopolitan hotel in the popular Maboneng precinct of JohannesburgSmall photo of TORONTO, CANADA - AUGUST 24, 2017: Distillery District (former Gooderham & Worts Distillery) - historic and entertainment precinct. It contains numerous cafes, restaurants, shops and industrial parts. More...

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Scrabble value of P3R1E1C3I1N1C3T1

The value of this 8-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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