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English definition of “precinct”

precinct

noun
 
 
/ˈpriːsɪŋkt/
a pedestrian/shopping precinct UK an area in a town where there are shops and no cars are allowedAreas in towns and citiesEnvironments and localitiesShops, markets and auctionsRestaurants and cafesBuildings in general
[C] US an area in a city that a particular group of police are responsible for, or the building in which they work: the 45th precinctThe police generallyAreas in towns and citiesEnvironments and localities
(Definition of precinct from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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