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  1. pre·cinct
    IPA[ˈprēsiNG(k)t]
  2. noun

    • 1. a district of a city or town as defined for police purposes.

    • 2. the police station situated in a precinct:

      at the precinct, a desk sergeant ran through her ID
    • 3. an electoral district of a city or town served by a single polling place:

      with 35 percent of the precincts declaring, he had 51 percent of the vote
    • 4. the area within the walls or perceived boundaries of a particular building or place:

      all strata of society live within these precincts beyond the precincts of my own family, I am quite inhibited
      Synonym : bounds, boundaries, limits, confines, surrounding area, environs, surroundings, purlieus, surrounds, neighborhood, vicinity, locality
    • 5. an enclosed or clearly defined area of ground around a cathedral, church, or college.

    • 6. an area in a town designated for specific or restricted use, especially one that is closed to traffic:

      a pedestrian precinct
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: precinct, plural noun: precincts

    • noun

      the area within the walls or perceived boundaries of a particular building or place:

      an enclosed or clearly defined area of ground around a cathedral, church, or college:

    • noun

      an area of a town restricted to pedestrians.
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