verb (used with object)
- distributive education,
- distributive law,
- distributive property,
- district attorney,
- district council,
- district court,
- district court judge,
- district high school
Origin of district
Examples from the Web for district
So, in an unusual order (PDF) issued on New Years Day, District Judge Robert Hinkle clarified the issue.The Back Alley, Low Blow-Ridden Fight to Stop Gay Marriage in Florida Is Finally Over|Jay Michaelson|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In the weeks following the Sept. 9, car bombing at the Iranian base, Iran raided a village in the Pakistani district of Chagai.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In January 2014, a lifelong District of Columbia parks employee, Medric Mills, collapsed while walking with his grown daughter.
“We do not know where he is,” District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman told reporters.
Of course this is also very true with district attorneys and police officers.
The arch-bishops presided over a district including several bishoprics within a province; and lastly came the bishops of churches.A New Witness for God (Volume 1 of 3)|B. H. Roberts
Let us suppose one man in a district (it is an easy supposition) to contribute as much as a hundred of his neighbors.
His bank is to make the loans for the association's drainage, and he has bought a big tract of land in this district.The Hallowell Partnership|Katharine Holland Brown
The recollection of a fall he once had, when his skate caught on a stone, still lingers in the district.A Critic in Pall Mall|Oscar Wilde
Mr. Goddard, the District Inspector of Police, was a young man and stood on the lowest rung of his professional ladder.The Search Party|G. A. Birmingham
- an area of land marked off for administrative or other purposes
- (as modifier)district nurse
Word Origin for district
1610s, "territory under the jurisdiction of a lord or officer," from French district (16c.), from Medieval Latin districtus "restraining of offenders, jurisdiction," then under the feudal system "area of jurisdiction," noun use of past participle of Latin distringere "hinder, detain" (see distress). Used vaguely of "any tract of land" from 1712. District attorney attested by 1789, American English.