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English definition of “precinct”


noun [C] (PART OF CITY)    /ˈpriː.sɪŋkt/ US
a division of a city or a town , especially an area protected by a particular unit of the police or a division used for voting purposes : The voter turnout in most precincts is expected to be high.The police generallyAreas in towns and cities
(Definition of precinct noun (PART OF CITY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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