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English definition of “precinct”

precinct

noun (AROUND BUILDING)    /ˈpriː.sɪŋkt/
precincts [plural] (also precinct [C]) mainly UK formal the area that surrounds a building or place , especially one with a wall around it: A tunnel entrance was found within the precincts of the prison camp .Gardens and yards
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