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precinct

1. an area in a town, often closed to traffic, that is designed or reserved for a particular purpose
2. US
a. a district of a city for administrative or police purposes
b. the police responsible for such a district
3. US a polling or electoral district

precinct

The grounds immediately surrounding a cathedral.
References in classic literature ?
IT must not be supposed that the life of a personage naturally so active as Phoebe could be wholly confined within the precincts of the old Pyncheon House.
The blacks were massed at the entrance to a great chamber where they were attempting to block the further progress of a body of red men toward the inner sacred precincts of the temple.
It so happened that day that the pain I suffered having somewhat abated, and feeling in much better spirits than usual, I had complied with Kory-Kory's invitation to visit the chief Mehevi at the place called the 'Ti', which I have before described as being situated within the precincts of the Taboo Groves.
The place of justice is an hallowed place; and therefore not only the bench, but the foot-place; and precincts and purprise thereof, ought to be preserved without scandal and corruption.
I reminded Charmian of the canoe houses from which she had been barred in the South Pacific, where the kinky-haired cannibals escaped from their womenkind and feasted and drank by themselves, the sacred precincts taboo to women under pain of death.
Ask the first hundred citizens of Cloisterham, met at random in the streets at noon, if they believed in Ghosts, they would tell you no; but put them to choose at night between these eerie Precincts and the thoroughfare of shops, and you would find that ninety-nine declared for the longer round and the more frequented way.
As the two wayfarers came within the precincts of the town, the children of the Puritans looked up from their player what passed for play with those sombre little urchins -- and spoke gravely one to another
Automation must come in after the 200 ballots are tallied within an hour or so from precinct closing.
Schaumburg Precinct 72 is moving from Dunbar Lakes Condominiums to Fairview School, 375 Arizona Blvd.
Two fire engines were sent from Foleshill fire station to Riley Square shopping precinct in Bell Green at around 2am after receiving reports of an arson attack.
Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams today attended the blessing of the Precinct alongside Ng?
There is a cafe, Greggs also supply drinks, hot and cold, a pizza parlour, chip shop, betting office, charity shop, hairdressers, beauty parlour, optician, Post Office and, of course the Co-op, whose prices are high, so I would not call the precinct a shopping centre.