Origin of precinct
Examples from the Web for precinct
Buses filled with cops from the 84th Precinct, where Liu had worked.
In an effort to gain early attention, he focused his attention on the Iowa precinct caucuses, which had never mattered much.
Bratton now announced that he was appointing Ramos an honorary chaplain at the 84th Precinct where he was assigned.Choking Back Tears, Thousands of Cops Honor Fallen Officer Ramos|Michael Daly|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ballinger was at first speechless when asked about the 75 Precinct reception.Protesters Demand Justice For Gurley As Gap Grows Between Cops and NYC|M.L. Nestel|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His most recent assignment was the 84th Precinct, at the Brooklyn end of the Brooklyn Bridge.
He speaks next of a precinct with various , and among them the face of the demon of unmixed wine, Cratus.
There were other buildings, however, belonging to the precinct of the lower temple, as is shown by the remains today.A Study Of The Topography And Municipal History Of Praeneste|Ralph Van Deman Magoffin
Baltimore wrote to ask (p. 230) for a precinct, pleading the king's promise already made that he might choose a part of Virginia.The Beginners of a Nation|Edward Eggleston.
He pulled up to shout a report through the big Marspeaker as they passed the old building Murdoch had used as a precinct house.Police Your Planet|Lester del Rey
In the garden wall there is a small round tower, just like those in the precinct wall at St. Andrews.In the Wrong Paradise|Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for precinct
- an enclosed area or building marked by a fixed boundary such as a wall
- such a boundary
- a district of a city for administrative or police purposes
- the police responsible for such a district
Word Origin for precinct
Word Origin and History for precinct
c.1400, prasaynt (mid-15c. as precincte), "district defined for purposes of government or representation," from Medieval Latin precinctum "enclosure, boundary line," noun use of neuter past participle of Latin praecingere "to gird about, surround," from prae- "before" (see pre-) + cingere "to surround, encircle" (see cinch (v.)).